Base Install of CentOS/RHEL
- Install CentOS
- Boot from you CentOS DVD
- You will be presented with a screen where you can choose the install process. Type: linux text [press Enter]
- Skip the media test.
- Choose your language, keyboard layout
- Select Automatically partition. This will give you a small /boot partition and a large / partition which is fine for our purposes. Use GRUB boot loader.
- On to the network settings. The default setting here is to configure the network interfaces with DHCP, but we are installing a server, so static IP addresses is what we want. Select manual address configuration and give your network card a static IP address. (e.g. 10.100.32.50)
- Set the hostname manually, e.g. server1.example.com, and enter a gateway (e.g. 10.100.32.1) and up to three DNS servers.
- Choose your time zone.
- Give root a password.
- Select the package 'Server' only. Deselect all others. We can install others later.
- As CentOS boots you will presented with the “Setup Agent” screen.
- Select “Firewall Configuration” and press “Run Tool”.
- At “Firewall Configuration” select “Disabled” (for now), and for “SELinux” select “Disabled”.
( If you need to re-run setup agent; run as root 'setup' )
- Select the default language.
- Install text editor.
yum install nan
- Install all available updates by executing the command shown below.
When updates are downloaded and installed, run 'reboot'.