[CentOS] cobbler installation of CentOS-5.5

Tony Molloy tony.molloy at ul.ie
Tue Mar 29 07:35:17 UTC 2011

On Monday 28 March 2011 16:37:33 Timothy Murphy wrote:
> m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> >> 2. The CentOS OS seems to be available in 7 or 8 CDs.
> >> (I tried downloading the DVD ISO with ktorrent,
> >> but this was a complete failure.
> >> It started OK, but then created literally thousands of links
> >> to one file, which brought my server down,
> >> and left it in a state which was quite hard to clean up.)
> > 
> > Dunno. Last time I brought down the DVD iso, I had no trouble just doing
> > a straight d/l, no torrent.
> Where did you find the DVD ISO?
> When I follow the download instructions at <http://www.centos.org/>
> I am only offered "local", ie west european, mirrors,
> and none of those I looked at had the DVD ISO;
> all of them just had 8 CD ISOs.

You could try your local mirror ;-)




> > Mount the CD isos using loopback (mount -o loop), and copy.
> > <snip>
> I didn't follow this.
> Do you mean mount each of the 8 CDs using loopback?
> And what exactly am I meant to copy?
> I need to indicate where "cobbler import" should look, I assume.
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