First of all, the stable version of AlmaLinux should be downloaded before starting the process. It can be found in the “Download ISOs” section of AlmaLinux’s official site .
- Minimal.iso = It contains minimum package that requires to a functional Linux system. Doesn’t contain GUI.
- Dvd.iso= It contains minimal packages plus some utility packages, basic development packages and contains GUI. It’s size is 3.7 GB that can fit in DVD.
Boot the system with the boot device and continue installation with selecting Install AlmaLinux 8.
Continue the installation with selecting the system language.
After choosing the system language, the setup page like the one below will appear.
The first thing to do is to set up the network. AlmaLinux needs an active internet connection to download base packages and other necessary files.
If connection can not be established with automatic dhcp settings, dhcp settings should be switched to manuel mode and ipv4 settings should be arranged according to the user’s information.
Next step is setting the root password, keyboard layout , time-date and disk partitioning. After the root password is set, set up time, date and keyboard layout. Inside the disk partitioning settings , select the disk that is going to be used and then click the Done button.
Next, before clicking the Begin Installation button, it should be chosen which packages are going to be installed in the Software Selection section.
If everything has been set correctly, there should be no warnings under the sections. After the steps are completed, you can start your installation by clicking the Begin Installation button. A proper setup page is as follows.