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How To Do A CentOS 6.0 Network Installation (Over HTTP)


CentOS 6.0 is based on the upstream release EL 6.0 and includes packages from all variants. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with.

CentOS 6.0 Network Installation (CentOS 6.0 NetInstall) is basically installing from a very small downloaded ISO image which downloads the needed files to complete the full operating system installation on-the-fly. This tutorial shows the process of installing CentOS 6.0 using the HTTP NetInstall method. This method is much faster for basic systems since you don’t have to download ISO files or one huge DVD based ISO just to get started. If you are installing many systems you may want to look into the stand-alone DVD as it will save time in the end.

 

Goals

This tutorial shows how you can install a fresh copy of CentOS 6.0 by using network installation method. I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!

 

Download CentOS 6.0 Net Install (NetInstall) Image

Select mirror here:

i386 version
x86_64 version

 

Burn Image to CD and Boot Computer Using CentOS 6.0 Installation CD

Check CentOS image MD5 sum and burn image to CD with your favorite CD burner. And boot computer using CentOS Installation CD.

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Install The Base System

Boot from your CentOS 6.0 CD. Select “Install or Upgrade an existing system” and press enter at the boot prompt:

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It can take a long time to test the installation media so we skip this test here:

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Select URL as a installation method.

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If you have multiple network devices on this system, you have to specify which network device is connected to Internet.

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Configure your TCP/IP setting according to your Internet connection setting.

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Enter http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/6.0/os/i386 as CentOS installation URL. You can select other mirrors, which are geographically close to you. If you are using a proxy server then you have to enter your proxy URL and username/password.

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The process of retrieving the image files starts now. So be patient!

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Still have to wait!!!

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Congratulations! Welcome screen appears. Select OK:

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Choose your language next:

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Select your keyboard layout:

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Choose your time zone:

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Give root a password:

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If you enter a weak password then you will receive a warning message. So it’s highly recommended to select a STRONG password!

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Now we must select a partitioning scheme for our installation. For simplicity’s sake I select Replace existing Linux system. Then select OK:

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Select Write changes to disk. THIS WILL DESTROY ALL DATA ON SELECTED PARTITION! BE CAREFUL!!!

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The hard drive is being formatted:

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The installer checks the dependencies of the selected packages:

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The installation begins. This will take some time (30-60 minutes)

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Finally, the package installation is complete.

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Boot loader is being installed now.

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The CentOS installation is complete, and you can remove your CD from the computer and reboot it:

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Now, you can log into the system.

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Update your CentOS 6.0

yum update -y

 

CentOS 6.0 packages information

bash-4.1.2-3.el6.i686
ca-certificates-2010.63-3.el6.noarch
centos-release-6-0.el6.centos.5.i686
cyrus-sasl-2.1.23-8.el6.i686
device-mapper-1.02.53-8.el6.i686
filesystem-2.4.30-2.1.el6.i686
glibc-2.12-1.7.el6.i686
iproute-2.6.32-10.el6.i686
iptables-1.4.7-3.el6.i686
kernel-2.6.32-71.el6.i686
lvm2-2.02.72-8.el6.i686
lvm2-libs-2.02.72-8.el6.i686
mysql-libs-5.1.47-4.el6.i686
nss-3.12.7-2.el6.i686
openldap-2.4.19-15.el6.i686
openssh-server-5.3p1-20.el6.i686
openssl-1.0.0-4.el6.i686
pam-1.1.1-4.el6.i686
pcre-7.8-3.1.el6.i686
perl-5.10.1-115.el6.i686
php-5.3.2-6.el6_0.1.el6.i686
policycoreutils-2.0.83-19.1.el6.i686
postfix-2.6.6-2.el6.i686
python-2.6.5-3.el6.i686
readline-6.0-3.el6.i686
rpm-4.8.0-12.el6.i686
rpm-libs-4.8.0-12.el6.i686
rsyslog-4.6.2-2.el6.i686
sed-4.2.1-5.el6.i686
selinux-policy-3.7.19-54.el6.noarch
sqlite-3.6.20-1.el6.i686
sysvinit-tools-2.87-3.dsf.el6.i686
tar-1.23-3.el6.i686
yum-3.2.27-14.el6.centos.noarch

 

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