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ColdFusion MX on Mac OS X, Part 3
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Install Red Hat Linux on the Red Hat Linux Virtual PC Machine

Important Author's Note: For our purposes in using the Linux installation to install and port CFMX it is important to follow these Linux Installation instructions exactly. The CFMX Linux package has some known issues if not enough disk space is available during installation. By following this procedure, you will avoid these issues.

  1. From the Virtual PC List window, select the RH Linux 7.2 VPC that we just created, then click the Startup button.

  2. The Virtual PC "RH Linux" window opens, and it attempts to boot. This fails because no operating system has been installed on the primary hard drive.

    Author's Note: You will notice that the cursor seems to become trapped within the VPC Linux window. This is because VPC uses an "Additions File" to handle the transition between the Virtual Machine's Windowing system and the Mac OS's windowing system. The "Additions File" is not available for the Linux VPC environment. (When you get a dialog requesting you to install this file, you can just ignore it.) To free the cursor from the VPC Linux window, just hold down the Command Key (Open Apple) while dragging the mouse out of the VPC Linux window.

  3. From the Finder, insert the first Linux CD into the drive and wait for it to spin up. Then drag the CD image to the toolbar at the bottom of the VirtualPC "RH Linux 7.2" window. The little CD Icon, second from the left of the toolbar, will be highlighted--a red down-arrow will appear. When the CD Icon is highlighted, drop the CD image (release the mouse button), and the CD will be mounted ("Captured") by the Linux VPC. Alternatively, you can capture the CD from the VirtualPC menu bar by selecting: Drives--->Capture Disc.

  4. From the Virtual PC menu bar, select Control ---> Restart.

  5. A Dialog will appear asking if you want to restart the PC. Click the Restart button.

  6. The Linux VPC will restart from the CD we just captured. After a few seconds the "Welcome to Red Hat Linux 7.2" screen will display. Hit the enter key and RH Linux will boot from the CD.

  7. After a while the Red Hat Linux Language Selection page appears. Use the default, "English", then click the Next button.

  8. The Keyboard Configuration page appears. Use the defaults:

    • Model: Generic 105-key (Intl) PC
    • Layout: English
    • Dead Keys: Enable dead keys

    Then click on the Next button.

  9. The Mouse Configuration page appears. Use the default, ""3 Button Mouse (PS/2)", then click the Next button.

  10. The Welcome to Red Hat Linux page appears. Click the Next button.

  11. The Install Options page appears. Use the default, "Workstation", then click the Next button.

  12. The Choose Your Partitioning Strategy page appears. Use the default, "Have the installer automatically partition for you", then click the Next button.

  13. A dialog will appear, indicating that the partition table is unreadable and asks "Would you like to initialize this drive?". Click the Yes button.

  14. The dialog disappears and the Automatic Partitioning page appears. Use these defaults:

    • Remove all Linux partitions on this system
    • The selected hda drive for installation
    • The Review checkbox is checked

    Then click on the Next button.

  15. A "WARNING!! WARNING!!" dialog will appear, indicating that "You have selected to remove all Linux Partitions..." and asks "Are you sure you want to do this?". Click the Yes button.

  16. The dialog disappears and the Partitions page appears. This shows the Linux partitions you just created. Click the Next button.

  17. The Boot Loader Installation page appears. Use these defaults:

    • Use GRUB as the boot loader
    • Install the Boot Loader record on: /dev/hda Master Boot Record (MBR)
    • Kernel Parameters: Blank
    • Force use of LBA32 (not normally required): Unchecked
    • Partition: /dev/hda Default boot image: Checked
    • Boot Label: "Red Hat Linux"
    • The selected /dev/hda2 ext3 Red Hat Linux Default: Checked

    Then click on the Next button.

  18. The GRUB Password page appears. Use the defaults:

    • Use a GRUB Password?: Unchecked
    • Password: Blank
    • Confirm: Blank

    Then click on the Next button.

  19. The Network Configuration page appears. Use the defaults:

    • eth0 Configure Using DHCP: Checked
    • Activate on boot: Checked
    • IP Address: Blank
    • Netmask: Blank
    • Network: Blank
    • Broadcast: Blank
    • Hostname: Blank
    • Gateway: Blank
    • Primary DNS: Blank
    • Secondary DNS: Blank
    • Ternary DNS: Blank

    Then click on the Next button.

  20. The Firewall Configuration page appears. Override the defaults:

    • Security Level No Firewall: Selected
    • All other options are dimmed

    Then click on the Next button.

  21. The Language Support Selection page appears. Use the defaults:

    • English (USA): Checked
    • All others: Unchecked

    Then click on the Next button.

  22. The Time Zone Selection page appears. Select your time zone, then click Next.

  23. The Account Configuration page appears. Enter:

    • Root Password: Your password
    • Confirm: Your password

    Then click on the Add button.

  24. An Add a New User window opens. Enter:

    • Username: cfmx
    • Full Name: ColdFusion MX
    • Password: Your cfmx password
    • Confirm: Your cfmx password

    Then click on the OK button.

  25. The Add a New User window disappears, redisplaying the Account Configuration page. Click the Next button.

  26. The Selecting Package Groups page appears. Select KDE. Deselect all the others, then click the Next button.

  27. The Video Configuration page appears. Use the defaults:

    • Graphical Interface (X) Configuration: S3 Trio64 (generic)
    • Videocard RAM: 4MB
    • Skip X Configuration: Unchecked

    Then click on the Next button.

  28. The About to Install page appears. Click the Next button.

  29. The Installing Packages page appears. Installation proceeds automatically. It make take several minutes or several hours, depending on your computer.

  30. At some point, the CD will be ejected and an alert will appear, asking you to "Please insert disc 2 to continue". Insert the requested CD and wait for it to spin up, and then click the OK button. The dialog may be repeated several times before installation proceeds.

  31. The installation process resumes and proceeds until all packages are installed. Then the Boot Disk Creation page appears. Check the Skip boot disk creation checkbox, then click the Next button.

  32. The Monitor Selection page appears. Use the defaults:

    • Unprobed Monitor
    • Horizontal Synch: 31.5-48.5
    • Vertical Synch: 50-70

    Then click the Next button.

  33. The Custom X Configuration page appears. Use the defaults:

    • Color Depth: High Color (16 Bit)
    • Screen Resolution: 800x600
    • Desktop Environment: KDE
    • Login Type: Graphical

    Then click the Next button.

  34. The Congratulations page appears. This indicates that the Linux installation is complete. Click on the Next button.

  35. The Installation Process exits and the Virtual PC is rebooted with the RH Linux system that you just installed. Let the boot continue and login as root with the password you assigned above.

    Wait a few moments and the system will start up the KDE graphical environment.

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