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How to install RHEL 8.2 in Microsoft Windows 10 laptop and access it from a web browser

Updated: Oct 3, 2021

Document id: RHEL001

In this article, we'll see how to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 in a Microsoft Windows 10 computer (laptop or desktop) and access Linux server using a web browser


i) A Laptop or Desktop computer with Microsoft Windows 10 pro installed

ii) Minimum 4 GB RAM, more RAM is better for performance

iii) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 rhel-8.2-x86_64-dvd.iso media

Step 1: Download rhel-8.2-x86_64-dvd.iso media from RedHat website

Enable hyper – v in windows 10 laptop/Desktop

Step 2: Go to Program and feature, click 'turn windows features on or off'

Step 3: Tic mark Hyper-v management tools and Hyper- v platform

Step 4: Click ok and wait to complete hyper-v installation, after finish restart computer

Step 5: Create an empty folder RHEL 8.2 in a partition where you have at least 100GB free space [50 GB free space also ok]

Step 6: Open Hyper-v Manager

Step 7: After click Hyper- V manager, we can see below window

Step 8: Create a new VM: Action>New>Virtual Machine and click next

Step 9: In the screen Specify Name and Location, give name "RHEL8.2" and browse the location of empty folder RHEL 8.2 that we had created in step 5, click next

Step 10: In the screen Specify Generation, select "Generation1", click next

Step 11: In the screen Assign Memory, write 2048 MB, tic mark use Dynamic Memory, click next

Step 12: In the screen Configure Networking, select default switch, click next

Step 13: In the screen Connect Virtual Hard Disk, select create a virtual hard disk and browse the location that we had created an empty folder in step 5, and click next

Step 14: In the screen Installation Options, select Image file (.iso): Browse the RHEL 8.2 iso file that was downloaded from the RedHat web site in step 1, click next

Step 15: Check details and Click Finish

Hyper-v will create a new VM

Step 16: In Hyper-v manager right click and start the VM

If you face any issue to start VM, disable checkpoints and start VM again.

Follow below screenshot to disable checkpoints

Select RHEL8.2 VM, Click Settings

Remove tic mark form Enable Checkpoints and click ok.

Step 17: Start the VM , VM is running and RHEL 8.2 loaded and checking the media, just wait

Step 18: Select language click continue

Below screen will appear

Keyboard, Language Support, Installation Source, Connect to Red Hat and Security policy keep as default

We'll discuss Software Selection, Installation Destination (Partition) , Network & Hostname section in the following steps.

Step 19: Click Software selection > select Base Environment “ Server with GUI” and select packages as below screenshot

Step 20: Now click Installation destination, here we have to do disk partition

Step 21: VM has detected 100GB virtual hdd as device "sda", select “Custom” and then click "Done" button on the top

Step 22: We can see Manual Partitioning screen, click “+” sign in the down