A Step-by-Step Guide to Installing Rocky Linux on Your Dedicated Server

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By Craig Messer |
Aug 18, 2023 at 14:12

Open-source enthusiasts, rejoice! The arrival of Rocky Linux marks a significant milestone in the world of operating systems, offering a seamless transition from CentOS. If you're ready to embrace the power of this innovative Linux distribution, follow our comprehensive guide to effortlessly install Rocky Linux on your dedicated server.

Step 1: Preparation is Key: Before diving in, ensure you have a dedicated server at the ready. Secure access to your server through SSH, and make sure you're armed with the necessary credentials.

Step 2: Download Rocky Linux: Head over to the official Rocky Linux website (https://rockylinux.org/) and locate the download section. Choose the appropriate ISO image for your dedicated server architecture.

Step 3: Creating a Bootable USB Drive: Once the ISO image is downloaded, create a bootable USB drive using your preferred tool. Popular choices include Rufus (Windows) and dd (Linux).

Step 4: Server Reboot: Insert the bootable USB drive into your dedicated server and reboot it. Make sure your server is set to boot from the USB drive in the BIOS settings.

Step 5: Begin Installation: Follow the on-screen prompts as Rocky Linux boots up. Select your preferred language and keyboard layout, then proceed to the installation menu.

Step 6: Disk Configuration: Choose your preferred disk partitioning method – automatic or manual. Ensure you have a clear understanding of your server's storage layout before proceeding.

Step 7: Network Configuration: Set up your network configuration, including hostname and network settings. This is crucial for seamless connectivity.

Step 8: Root Password: Create a strong root password for your Rocky Linux installation. Remember to keep this password secure.

Step 9: Package Selection: Select the software packages you'd like to install. Opt for the minimal installation if you prefer a lightweight setup.

Step 10: Grub Configuration: Configure the Grub bootloader settings and specify the location for installation.

Step 11: Complete Installation: Let the installation process run its course. Once complete, remove the USB drive and reboot your server.

Step 12: Initial Setup: Login using the root credentials you set earlier. You're now ready to embark on your Rocky Linux journey!

Installing Rocky Linux on your dedicated server is a gateway to unleashing the power of open-source computing. Embrace the versatility, security, and innovation that this operating system offers, and discover a world of endless possibilities for your digital ventures.

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