[CentOS-docs] CentOS 5.4 Network install

Tue Nov 3 20:43:01 UTC 2009
Ralph Angenendt <ralph.angenendt at gmail.com>

Am 01.11.09 09:07, schrieb Toshikazu Aiyama:

I'm not really sure what you are trying to accomplish here: Do you want
to add something to the wiki? Then the following text is way too special
and needs simplification and "despecialisation".

> 4. Label the volume to be installed
> 	# mkfs.ext3 -L CentOS /dev/sda9

Um. Why do you think that needs to be done?

> 5. Find the CentOS mirror site you will use for installation, then using traceroute,
>    find its numerical ip address.

Why would you need to find out the numerical IP address?

>    Also find directory where centos/5.3/os/x86_64 exists.

I think you mean 5.4 here.

>    f. At "HTTP Setup", enter appropriate values, referencing the following examples.
> 	ex. http://www.gtlib.gatech.edu (
> 	pub/centos/5.3/os/x86_64

> 	* Since the current installer does not have reverse DNS capability,
> enter explicit IP address.

That a) doesn't have to do anything with the installer not having
reverse DNS capability (it does not need to) and b) a host name like
above works just fine.

> 	* Give an absolute ip address of server found by traceroute command.

Not needed. And not all mirrors work that way.

>    h. At "System to Upgrade", choose "Reinstall System"

Ummm. That only happens when you already have a system on there. Which
you can just upgrade via yum if you already are on CentOS 5.

>    i. At "Partitioning Type", choose "Create custom layout", and select drives.
> 	Then choose a partion to install

That looks like some "special need" to me.

>    l. At "Boot Loader Configuration", enter "vga=792" for a good display.


> 	Finally install boot loader to a specific partition not MBR


>    f. Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf for proper setting.

Too special.

>    g. Install nforce bugs fixes if necessary.

And if I don't have an nforce?

>    h. Edit /etc/inittab
> 	Change a line default run level from 5 to 3


>    i. For kernel bugs, edit /boot/grub/grub.conf if necessary.


>       Then to make it effective,
> 	# grub-install /dev/sda?

Nope. Not needed at all.