Thursday, April 14, 2016

CentOS 5 Installation

Initial Installation - CentOS 5.11


Instructions:

After creating your VM, power it on:


Press the ENTER key:


Skip the media check:


At the following screen, select "Next".


On the following screens, select "English (English)" > Next > U.S. English > Next. On the "Warning" pop-up, select "Yes".


On the following section, click on the drop-down menu and select "Create custom layout". It should look like this:


Once you are done, select "Next". On the following screen, click on "Free", then select "New":


On the pop-up that appears, modify the settings so they appear as follows:


Once you are done, select "OK". You should see a new entry under section "/dev/sda" as shown below:


Once again, select "Free", then "New". Modify your settings so they appear as follows, then select "OK" when you are done:


You should now see an additional entry under section "/dev/sda" as shown below:


We need to create a third, final partition for swap. For the last time, select "Free", then "New". Modify your settings so they appear as follows, then select "OK" when you are done. On the section/drop-down menu "ext3", select it and change it to "swap":


A swap partition does not have a mount point, so that field will be greyed out. Modify the other settings as shown below, then select "OK".


If your entries appear similar to the following diagram, select "Next":


On the following screen, leave the defaults as-is, but spot-check it anyway. GRUB should be installed on /dev/sda and the device should be on that same partition (i.e., /dev/sda and /dev/sda2, not /dev/sda and /dev/sdb2):


On the following screen, leave it as-is, on DHCP so you can automatically get an IP address. Select "Next".


Make sure your time zone is correct (for our region, should be "America/New_York"). Then, select "Next".


On the following screen, type in your password (i.e., for the "root" user), then select "Next".


On the following screen, "Desktop – Gnome", is checked by default. For a minimal installation (as this is), uncheck "Desktop – Gnome", then select "Next".


You should now be at this screen:


Select "Next" to continue.
You should now be at the package installation screen:


This should take 5-10 minutes to complete. Go make some coffee or tea.
The following screen indicates completion of the CentOS minimal installation process. Select "Reboot" to boot into your newly-installed system.


After reboot, if the following screen appears, just select "Exit" to continue:


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