Red Hat Linux 8.0

You can install the Official Red Hat Linux documentation on your local system from this CD-ROM so that you can view the HTML version from your hard drive. After inserting the Documentation CD, you will be prompted to enter the root password. After successful authentication, the Package Management Tool interface will allow you to select which packages to install from the CD-ROM.

Alternatively, as root, open a shell prompt such as an XTerm or GNOME Terminal and change to the directory on the CD-ROM that contains the RPM packages:

cd /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/

Then, use the rpm command to install them:

rpm -Uvh *.rpm

For ease of viewing, documents installed from this CD-ROM will be added as an entry under Documentation on the main menu.

  • Official Red Hat Linux x86 Installation Guide: Provides step-by-step instructions for installing Red Hat Linux, from gathering information about your system to booting Red Hat Linux for the first time.
  • Official Red Hat Linux Getting Started Guide: Explains what to do after installing Red Hat Linux. Learn how to manage files and directories, configure an email client, play audio CDs, and more.
  • Official Red Hat Linux Customization Guide: Read about how to customize your Red Hat Linux system to fit your needs. Step-by-step guides, designed for a beginner or intermediate user, are available for setting up a network interface card, configuring NFS shares, configuring Samba shares, managing your software using RPM, and much more.
  • Official Red Hat Linux Reference Guide: Contains background information and solutions for a variety of different issues, including the Red Hat Linux boot process, default user and group configurations and methods, and HTTPD directives.
  • Official Red Hat Linux Security Guide: Provides comprehensive information about creating and maintaining secure Red Hat Linux systems. This guide discusses how to secure workstations and servers against malicious intruders, verify system security, detect security breaches, and react to an intrusion in the event one occurs.
  • Maximum RPM: This community-maintained book, originally published by Red Hat in 1997, is an in-depth view of the RPM Package Manager.

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