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Congratulations! Your Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 installation is now complete!
The installation program prompts you to prepare your system for reboot. Remember to remove any installation media (diskette in the diskette drive or CD in the CD-ROM drive) if they are not ejected automatically upon reboot.
After your computer's normal power-up sequence has completed, the graphical boot loader prompt appears at which you can do any of the following things:
Select a boot label, followed by
Do nothing — after the boot loader's timeout period, (by default, five seconds) the boot loader automatically boots the default boot entry.
Do whatever is appropriate to boot Red Hat Enterprise Linux. One or more screens of messages should scroll by. Eventually, a login: prompt or a GUI login screen (if you installed the X Window System and chose to start X automatically) appears.
The first time you start your Red Hat Enterprise Linux machine in run level 5 (the graphical run level), the Setup Agent is presented, which guides you through the Red Hat Enterprise Linux configuration. Using this tool, you can set your system time and date, install software, register your machine with Red Hat Network, and more. The Setup Agent lets you configure your environment at the beginning, so that you can get started using your Red Hat Enterprise Linux system quickly.
If you are not sure what to do next, we suggest you begin with the other Red Hat Enterprise Linux manuals available online or on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Documentation CD included with your Red Hat Enterprise Linux product.
HTML, PDF, and RPM versions of the manuals are available on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Documentation CD and online at http://www.redhat.com/docs/.
Although this manual reflects the most current information possible, read the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Release Notes for information that may not have been available prior to our documentation being finalized. They can be found on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux CD #1 and online at http://www.redhat.com/docs/.
If you are a more experienced user looking for information on administration topics, you may find the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Reference Guide to be more helpful.
For an overview of system administration, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Introduction to System Administration. If you are looking for information on system configuration, you may find the Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Administration Guide to be helpful.
If you are looking for information on securing your system, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Security Guide.
Do not forget to register for the benefits you are entitled to as a Red Hat customer. Registration enables access to the Red Hat Services you have purchased, such as technical support and Red Hat Network.
To register your product, go to: