CentOS 5 :: Create Custom X86_64 .iso With I386 Files?
Jan 2, 2011
I have a PXE/kickstart installation system running ok. I would like to build a custom installation x86_64 .iso with the i386 .rpms removed. Currently I install from the standard x86_64 iso, then go and remove the i386 rpm's with all the attendant problems and impact on docs etc. Has anybody tried this? Is it as simple as just deleting *i386.rpm and then building another .iso from the resultant installation tree?
I am in the process of building a new server on an Asus P5QPL-AM motherboard and an Intel E8600 processor.explain to me the difference between the two versions and what would you recommend.Also, is there any advantage of SATA over IDE hard drives?
When I installed CentOS on a 64 bit machine, I selected the 64 bit option. However, for some reason it installed many i386 packages - these were exact duplicates of installed x86_64 packages.Is this typical? How do I prevent this on future installs? If I left them installed, could this have caused a problem in the future? Due to my fastidious nature, I used yum extender to uncheck every duplicate i386 package and uninstalled them. This took some time. I am still not proficient with yum directly so I am wondering if there is a command to uninstall all i386 packages quickly.
I plan to install Fedora on my laptop. But I just confuse which one is right for me. My laptop is Dell Latitude E6420 (ODM CTO) Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2620M (2.7GHz, 4M cache) with Turbo Boost Technology With 6 GB Ram
Installing f10 on an x86_64 platform from CD or netinst. I can't seem to find a way to have it install i386 compatible (32-bit) software at the same time. Is there a repo that has to be enabled? In f8 i think it was just a box to click somewhere.
I recently upgraded my x86_64 system from FC8 to FC10 using Pre-Upgrade. (related blog link) It appears that the upgrade process installed a steaming pile of i386 packages that are duplicates of existing x86_64 packages. I now get update errors because of this package clash. I have searched the fora and the most progress I've been able to make so far is: I apparently had 8 unfinished yum transactions so I did yum-complete-transaction 8 times and have no more incomplete transactions.
The output of package-cleanup --dupes is not very helpful:
I'm running CentOS 5.3 and would like to know what the "best" or "proper" method is to build a custom kernel using the generic kernel sources from kernel.org. Most of the references I've found talk about modifying the current CentOS kernel using the RPM way. I really want to have the latest kernel due to some important security issues that haven't been addressed in the current CentOS 5.3 kernel.
OS : Oracle Enter Prise Linux 6 (equivalent to RedHat)
I am in process to install oracle 10g on said OS.My process fails and after digging up , I came to know that some of the oracle libraries are compiled on 32-bit architecture and it require glibc-32 bit . also it require for gcc-32 bit.
Now i have downloaded all the required rpm for gcc-32bit . when I try to install glibc and its dependencies , it gives me error that newer version already exist.
How can I install , Gcc-32bit(libgc, libstd-i386 etc) in parallel or standalone?
I made a duplicate of a Centos 5.5 system disk with dump (dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb). No device files for sdb were created, but I guess that's not too surprising. I rebooted, and the device files were created. But how would I create them if I wanted to avoid the reboot? I looked around for info on mknod and MAKEDEV but didn't find a lot.
I have been using SLES 10 SP1 so far with about 6TB Raid system without problems.I have upgraded the OS to CentOS 5.3 i386 and I have noticed the kernel can not recognize raid system larger than 2TB.Is there any parameters that I have to set ? or the i386 distribution simply does not support larger raid, so I have to use x86_64 version, instead?
For some reason, no matter what setting I adjust in Administration or Prefrences in the system menu for sound, no sound seems to come from my speakers. I created a log file and I got this as the error:------- System Config Soundcard Log -------- Sun Sep 12 12:59:56 EDT 2010 aplay: main:583: audio open error: Device or resource busy
My problem is that I'm trying to install CentOS 5.4 x86_64 DVD ISO on Supermicro X7SBI server with installed Adaptec RAID 3405 controller.
I created RAID 5 array and is working fine (adaptec status says Optimal) but I can't install CentOS to that array (1.5TB size).
Whenever I try to install with: linux dd
I'm asked for a driver, which I have downloaded from Adaptec site and extracted contents to USB drive (in installation found as /sba1) which has now a lot of IMG and some ISO files on it.
I try to load (I simplified names) RHEL5.img, CENTOS.img... with x64 names (one exact name: aacraid driverdisk-CentOS-x86_64.img) and I always get the error message: "No devices of the appropriate type were found on this driver disk"
This is going on for a week now and I can't find the right driver or something I'm doing wrong to get install done.
This is my first post, I hope I'm the the right place. I installed mysql mysql-server php-mysql perl-DBD-mysql libdbi-dbd-mysql via "yum install -y" on a server running CentOS 5.3 X86_64 The install completes successful with no errors, but once I start mysqld via "chkconfig --level 35 mysqld on" ; "service mysqld start" There are no errors in /var/log/mysqld.log netstat shows mysqld listening on 3306 and localhost is in /etc/hosts
I have an i5 Thinkpad running Windows 7 64-bit. VT is enabled in the BIOS. I have installed vmware server v 2.0.2 but am unable to install Centos 5.5 x86_64 as a guest OS. The steps that I followed are as follows:1. Created a new VM, specifying RHEL 5 64-bit as the intended guest OS (per vmware documentation - Centos is not available as a selection2. Downloaded all 8 iso files for Centos v5.5 64-bit3. Modified the CD/DVD drive to 'connect at power' and use an iso with the path pointing to the x86_64 iso 1 of 8When I power up the VM, the console window displays 'ISOLINUX 3.11 2005-09-02 Copyright (C) 1994-2005 H. Peter Anvin' and nothing else. The installation splash screen never appears. As a test, I downloaded the first of 7 iso files for the 32-bit version of Centos 5.5 and pointed the CD/DVD drive to that iso. In that case, the installation starts as expected. I would really like to get the 64-bit version installed and running.
Just started a new job where I test installation scripts and then wipe the system with a fresh install of Redhat each time before testing updated versions. I'm wondering is there a way to create an image of the system I want with the customized packages required rather than having to manually select and deselect a huge amount of packages every time. This would really help make my work much more efficient.
I am in the process of creating a RHEL5.4 custom iso image with minimal functionality. Have gone through a lot of articles over the net and it seems that there are no proper documentation of this process as most of the utilities earlier are not supported.
Following steps were performed :
1. Mount the RHEL5.4 DVD ISO and copied all contents including .discinfo[very important] to a temporary folder [/iso/MODIFIED_ISO/].
2. Edited comps-rhel5-server-core.xml [earlier comps.xml] under /iso/MODIFIED_ISO/Server/repodata under the root directory to only include necessary packages.
3. Removed the unnecessary rpm's from Server directory
4. Created metadata of modified packages, goto root directory of copied folder [in my case /iso/MODIFIED_ISO] and execute :
5. Create the iso :
After performing the above steps, I tested the iso on a virtual box, but checking the error console seems that there are some errors related to dependencies.
Have written a short script to check for the dependencies for the remaining rpm's, executing "rpm -qpR <RPMNAME>" for all rpm's on an already installed box. This would list all dependency packages.
I'm trying to get a Digi Edgeport/8 working under x86_64 CentOS 5.3. This is a USB to serial conversion box that takes a single USB port and breaks it out into 8 DB-9 serial ports. We're running the 2.6.18-128.el5 x86_64.
This box has worked fine on many systems for us from RedHat 7.3 to Fedora Core 5 from everything back to the 2.4.20 kernel up to 184.108.40.206. On the CentOS box, in /boot/config-2.6.18-125.elf, the following is set:
i like to use my DVB-C Card KNC-One on Centos 5.5 x86_64. But i cant get it to work. on a 32 Bit Centos this is working like a charm. I tryed several different kernels together with the video4linux-kmdl
At the moment i am using this kernel: 2.6.18-194.3.1.el5.centos.plus
So I'm here thinking how to create custom commands on my Linux Debian? I mean so i could open up terminal and just type the script name (and possibly some arguments) and it would refer to the script in my home directory. Otherwise I've write the whole path to the script each time and it gets annoying.
I'm sure this is possible to do, but how do I create a Ubuntu install cd that uses my current config. Ideally I would like to be able to install exactly what I have on my system now, without user files. Wine, Ccsm, amarok, audacity, themes the whole nine yards. I tried using a program called Ubuntu Customization Kit, but it wouldnt let me mount the normal ubuntu install .iso file. This would avoid the hour and a half post-install config every time I screw Ubuntu up as well as stripping off many of the programs I don't need...
I want to create a custom live cd of off peppermint os one. I want to add specific software, and delete some packages i don't really need. How can I do this Reconstructor is not what i want, because i am forced to use Ubuntu or Debian, remastersys doesnt work for me since I see no option in using peppermint one as a live cd.
I'm working to setup an small PC as a kiosk, I was able to create an USB pen drive with ubuntu 10.10 with a persistent area and I made all the changes I need, everything works but if the PC loss power in most of the cases the file system is corrupted. Now I'm trying to generate a non persistent USB drive, but I'm having some problems. I was able to install remastersys and create an ISO image of my system (dist) but when I tried to create the USB drive using different Programs, in all cases I get the boot menu but it never complete the login, it just try to keep booting. The only messages I saw when I create the iso image is a bunch on chown operation fail from remastsys, I'm not sure if it is part of the problem. how to create an USB read only from a persistent one ?
Is it possible to create custom Live Linux cd that consumes less RAM by limiting its functionalities?My laptop has 448 mb RAM and I want to run the LIVE CD along side windows xp pro(using VMware Player). I have tried a few Linux live cds but all of them are very slow when I run them inside xp!! I want to create this custom live cd so it only have firefox browser (latest version) pre-installed along with flash player (Latest version) and ability to hear voice when playing ..... videos. (I want omit the rest of programs in order that Linux runs faster). Is it possible to gain speed by omitting un wanted programs? How I can create such LIVE cd with limited functionality and fast performance.