This post will guide you a step-by-step installation of Community Enterprise Operating System (CentOS) with screenshots.
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Lets get into the Installation Procedures.
Installation Of CentOS Server
Boot your system using the CentOS installation DVD. Before the we need to check our Bios Settings and yet to change the same based on our requirements.
Now Boot your system using the CentOS installation DVD.The following screen will appear on first boot.
Choose Install or upgrade an existing system option from the installation wizard and press TAB key. Now you should see the following screen. Type Linux text and press enter.
(OR) Press ESC key and type Linux text in the boot prompt. Refer the following screenshot.
Choose skip media test as it may take long time to check media
CentOS Welcome Screen press Next.
Select Language and proceed for the installation
Select appropriate Keyboard
Select Basic Storage Device if your hard drive is attached locally
You may get Storage Device warning, you can click Yes, discard any data button to Continue.
Give a Hostname to the server and click on Configure Network button if you want to configure network while installation.
In my Case i have used DoubtsClear.com
Click Wired tab and click on Add button
Select Connect Automatically, go to ipv4 settings tab and select Method and select Manual in drop down. Click on Add tab to fill address box with IP Address, Netmask, Gateway and DNS Server. Here I’m using IP Address 192.168.1.6 and DNS Server is 188.8.131.52 for demo. This IP Address may vary in your environment.
Select Time Zone.
Give a root password.
Select appropriate partitioning as per your requirement.
Verify filesystem. Here, you can edit filesystem If you want.
Swap its “Double Size of RAM” .If u don’t know RAM size press ctrl+alt+F2 in hash prom
#free – calculates the RAM size and make double.
Disk Format Warning, click on Format.
Select Write Changes to disk
Hard Drive is Formatting.
Here, you can give Boot loader Password for better security
Select the applications you want to install, you can choose Customize now and click Next
Select the applications you want to install and click Next.
Installation started, this may take several minutes as per selection of packages
Installation completed, now remove CD/DVD and reboot system.
Welcome to CentOS 6.3 Login Screen.
CentOS 6.3 Desktop Screen.
The below screen shows Server Text mode Screen
Hope this tutorials is clear for you guys., don’t forget to leave your comments..
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