How to force text mode installation of Redhat Linux


In case you have troubles with GUI RHEL installation, Redhat also offers text bases solution.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: – Redhat Linux 7.3


Redhat Linux bootable CD/DVD or USB media.




  • # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user


Enter Boot Menu

Once you beet from your Redhat boot-able media use directional arrows on your keyboard to navigate to menu Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux VERSION and hit TAB key. Doing so will reveal installation command.

Force Text Installation

Re-write the installation command by appending inst.text string to the end of the line. Example:

Switch to text based installation of Red Hat Linux

Once done hit ENTER key to proceed with text based installation:

Red Hat Linux text installation