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Congratulations! Your Red Hat Linux 9 installation is now complete!
The installation program will prompt 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.
If you do not have a boot loader installed and configured, you will need to use the boot diskette you created during the installation now.
After your computer's normal power-up sequence has completed, you should see the graphical boot loader prompt, 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 will automatically boot the default boot entry.
Do whatever is appropriate to boot Red Hat Linux. You should see one or more screens of messages scroll by. Eventually, you should see a login: prompt or a GUI login screen (if you installed the X Window System and chose to start X automatically).
If you are not sure what to do next, we suggest you begin with the Red Hat Linux Getting Started Guide (available online at http://www.redhat.com/docs/ if not included as part of your boxed set), which covers topics relating to the basics of your system and is an introduction to using Red Hat Linux.
If you are a more experienced user looking for information on administration topics, you may find the Red Hat Linux Reference Guide to be more helpful.
If you are looking for information on system configuration, you may find the Red Hat Linux Customization Guide to be helpful.
The first time you start your Red Hat Linux machine, you will be presented with the Setup Agent, which guides you through the Red Hat 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 Linux system quickly. For more information on using the Setup Agent, refer to the chapter titled Getting Started in the Red Hat Linux Getting Started Guide.