How do I make sure that the Red Hat Install won't miss any packages when installing?
Red Hat is most commonly used in an enterprise environment so I understand your concern about making sure everything is installed as it should be.
Here are some tips I can share:
1. Make sure that the CD/DVD are in excellent condition. Avoid scratching the discs. Make CD/DVD backups of the originals. Keep the ISOs in a backup drive.
2. Every Linux installer has an option to verify the media prior to starting the installation process. Make use of that to ensure that your copy of the installer is uncorrupted.
3. Keep your Red Hat subscription up to date to ensure that you get the latest patches and software updates upon completion of the CD/DVD installation. Program updates are only available to Red Hat subscribers.
Hope this helps!
Installing Red Hat Linux is very similar to installing Microsoft Windows. The installer for the operating system is in an installation CD where you just need to insert it on your DVD drive and the rest is done automatically. You simply need to follow the instructions displayed on the screen until the whole process is finished. If you will be downloading the installer from the web, the file that you will be downloading from the Red Hat site is an ISO disc image. After downloading the file, you need to burn it on a blank DVD disc.
After burning the ISO image on the CD, you need to boot your computer using the DVD disc to start the installation. You just need to follow the rest of the instructions. If you are in doubt if by any chance the installation might accidentally miss a package to install, I don’t think it will happen. If you downloaded the ISO disc image file from Red Hat’s official website then you are sure that the ISO file is original and working.