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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


Prerequisite:

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