VM Installation Tutorial
Once your virtual machine software is set up, download the Red Hat 30 day trial (do not be tempted by the 180 day trial for mainframes, its doubtful it will even install on a virtual machine) from the downloads section of the Red Hat Enterprise homepage. Once the ISO image has downloaded, open your Virtual Machine and load the ISO Image. Select ''use ISO file instead of physical drive", to avoid having to create a live boot disk.
Next, click the ''power on'' icon. Soon after, you will see the Red Hat 6 installation screen open within a window (don't worry about this, you can choose full screen later). Select ''Install or upgrade existing system''.
At the screen Prompting you for installation file location, choose ''Local CD/DVD''. Your virtual machine will then tell your Red Hat install that the ISO is running from a physical disk. If prompted, you may skip the media test since you are using an ISO file instead of a boot disk.
If you receive the warning to the left about your hard drive, do not panic as it is only in reference to your virtual hard drive. Click ''re-initialize'' and continue. Then name your machine, set your timezone, and follow the prompts.
At the partition manager, elect to ''use all space''. Once again, this will have no effect on your hard drive, only on the space allocated to your virtual machine. If you chose ''Dynamic'' during your VM installation, it will only use as much memory as required.
Once your Red Hat has finished installing, reboot your VM.