[CentOS] installing centOS5.5

Timo Schoeler timo.schoeler at riscworks.net
Thu Oct 14 08:48:36 EDT 2010


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thus Ritika Garg spake:
> Want to install CentOS 5.5 by burning the image on DVD. On the link:
> http://mirrors.hns.net.in/centos/5.5/isos/x86_64/, there is a list given.
> CentOS-5.5-x86 64-bin-DVD.torrent is in the list. So is the download of the
> .iso possible only through torrent?

No, there are servers which do have the DVD downloadable; however, it's
not the case for all the servers.

http://www.centos.org/modules/tinycontent/index.php?id=30

(Check the 'Direct DVD Downloads' coloumn.)

> There is CentOS-5.5-x86 64-netinstall.iso Is this also an .iso which one can
> download to install CentOS5.5?

Yes, it will boot the installer, which then fetches the packeges needed
via your internet connection. However, a connection is mandatory then,
in contrast to an installation from DVD. But keep in mind to update the
system ASAP using 'yum update', for which an internet connection is of
course needed, too.

HTH,

Timo
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