Setting up Red Hat Enterprise Linux
HP offers an HP Installer Kit for Linux (HPIKL) to supplement Red Hat box sets and help HP Linux
customers customize their system image. The HPIKL contains the HP driver CD and device drivers to
successfully set up the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system. The HP Installer Kit for Linux
CDs are currently available for download at http://www.hp.com/support/workstation_swdrivers.
To use the drivers in the HP Installer kit for Linux other than RHEL, you must manually extract the drivers
from the HP Driver CD and install them. HP does not test the installation of these drivers on other Linux
distributions nor does HP support this operation.
Verifying hardware compatibility
To see which Linux versions have been qualified to work on HP Workstations visit
Installing from RHEL optical media
When installing RHEL on your workstation, follow this procedure prior to booting and installing from the
RHEL box set media:
With the RHEL install media in the DVD drive, restart the workstation and press the F9 key within
three seconds to display the boot menu. If you miss the boot menu, press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart
and wait slightly more or less before pressing F9.
From the list of available boot sources, under Legacy boot sources, pick the optical drive that
contains the RHEL install media.
drive from which to boot. Do not select from UEFI boot sources. Doing so may result in the OS
installation being unable to complete.
Press Enter to continue with system boot and the OS installation process.
Installing with the HP driver CD
For instructions on installing the HP driver CD, see "Installing with the HP Installer Kit for Linux" in the
HP Workstations for Linux User Guide at http://www.hp.com/support/linux_user_manual.
Chapter 2 Setting up the operating system
Be sure to pick from the list labeled Legacy boot sources when selecting the optical