By default the RedHat 8 Linux installation will start in the graphical mode. In case you encounter some issues you have an option to force the text mode TTY installation.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to modify GRUB boot entry to force text mode installation.
Text mode RedHat 8 installation wizard
The text mode RedHat 8 installation wizard.

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Software RHEL 8 installation ISO
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - 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

Redhat 8: text mode install guide step by step instructions

  1. Boot from the Redhat 8 installation ISO image.

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  3. Press TAB while in the GRUB boot menu.

    Redhat 8 GRUB boot installation menu
    Redhat 8 GRUB boot installation menu.
  4. Insert the inst.text text to the end of the GRUB boot line.

    Force text mode RHEL 8 installation
    Force the text mode RHEL 8 installation using the inst.text string.
  5. Press ENTER to continue with the normal boot.
  6. Make selection from the above menu. Perform configuration and return back to the main menu by pressing the c key. Once ready begin the RHEL 8 installation by pressing the b key.
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