[CentOS] Installing Centos-6 32 bit

Thu Jul 26 10:56:32 UTC 2012
James A. Peltier <jpeltier at sfu.ca>

----- Original Message -----
| Is a guide to installing Centos 6 32 bit that covers such
| things like:
| Minimal Kickstart example file
| Centos 6 multimedia repos
| Plus any other things I need to be aware of when moving from
| 5.8 to 6.2 (I know the latest version is 6.3 but I will
| let yum deal with that when I upgrade the installed
| packages.)
| Keith Roberts

If you run an interactive installation on a single machine, selecting the components that you want installed, the partition layout and so forth, that machine will generate a kickstart file for you to replicate other machines with located in /root/anaconda-ks.cfg.  You can alter this file as you so choose and use it to then install other machines by passing it the ks= options for protocol, locations and whatnot.

Adding multimedia repos can be managed as part of the kickstarts post process to add things like RPMFusion, EPEL, ATRPMS and any other third party repo that you want.  Once the repositories are available you can then install components from them.

As a side note, have a look at the documentation for kickstart and more specifically the "repo" options.  You can include updates as part of the OS installation ending up with a host that has all updates applied during installation so that when it boots you have a fully patched system when rolled out.

James A. Peltier
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