CentOS 5 :: Minimal 5.5 X86_64 Install To Run OpenVZ
Jan 27, 2011
Looking at the various OS image download options, I see that I need to download/burn 8 ISO images for CentOS5.5 x86_64. Trying to see if it is at-all possible to avoid downloading/burning all 8 CD's, and make-do with the 1st one alone. My target platform is a commodity desktop running AMD AthlonII X2 250, with dual-channel 4GB DDR3 @1333MHz, and 500GB 7200rpm SATA (no RAID, SW or HW).
I read in another forum post that for minimal install without X, the 1st CD should suffice. Is this correct ? While I do not expect this forum to answer OpenVZ questions, but if someone happens to have experience in installing OpenVZ on such a system, how much extra I might have to download online, to get the system functional.
The guestOS in the OpenVZ partitions would be a mix of CentOS5.5 64-bit and 32-bit, and few running Ubuntu 10.04.1 32-bit. I am told that this is possible. Effectively it means I'd need the (pseudo?) 32-bit library support.
How to install absolutely minimal Gnome without gnome-games, any cdrecord, dvd rw-tools, dialup modem tools, gnome-screensaver, festival etc. on Centos 5.5? If I try to remove these software separately then Gnome is gone.
I noticed that in Fedora 15 Beta when you choose a minimal install then add ONLY the defaults of the "GNOME Desktop" package, you will get this error: gnome-desktop3-3.0.1-2.fc15.x86_64 has a required package:
When I look for gnome-desktop3-3.0.1-2.fc15.x86_64 it is not on any installation menu list. I prefer gnome, but installed KDE and that worked. Any ideas of getting gnome to work?
I use CentOS as a host for VMWare virtual machines. I like the CentOS install to be as minimal as possible. However, if I try to remove stuff I don't want at the install stage, the install invariably crashes. So I just accept the defaults, and it works fine.
So I would like to know the best way to get rid all the stuff I don't want (which is pretty well everything except Gnome, vi, samba and an email reader).
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.
While attempting to install CentOS 5.4 x86_64 from DVD (downloaded torrent), I encountered a fatal error that aborted the install and dumped a bunch of log files. I attempted this a couple of times resulting in the same error. I tested my hardware via CentOS 5.4 x86_64 live cd without exception. Here is my install configuration:
1)Booted to DVD 2)Skipped media test 3)English (English) 4)U.S. English
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?
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
After a long time I tried ubuntu(9.10) again on my fileserver, I have some remarks; why does a minimal server installation include X/openoffice? I don't need document conversion on a fileserver and I bet a lot of people don't. Wouldn't it be better to create a new server package and leave minimal minimal? low memory installs (64mb) don't work unless you configure swap by hand in between things, 64mb ram is a lot in my eyes. I mean, not to be rude but if I wanted all this I could've better installed Solaris.
That said it's stable and running fine. Since it's my home fileserver I tried to convert my previously created raid10 mirror on an adaptec 1200 card to a softraid 5 solution. This is wat I did:
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 188.8.131.52. 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
I have installed a CentOS server with no GUI. I am trying to get RHGB work on startup. I did: yum install rhgb
It installed rhgb and vte. I added 'rhgb' to the line in my /boot/grub/menu.lst : Code: default=0 timeout=5 splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz hiddenmenu title CentOS (2.6.18-238.el5) root (hd0,0) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-238.el5 ro root=LABEL=/ quiet rhgb initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18-238.el5.img
We would like to install Asterisk with a minimal centos build. We are writing kick-starts to install packages, does anyone know or have to hand a packages list which installs minimum system requirements for asterisk? Preferably this will not exceed the contents of disk 1
I thinking about running SOGO on a separate server. The server should be in a Raid1 configuration and running backups to another server. Firewall??My background is the Windows world and I'm having difficulties understanding exactly what to do, to get everything up and runningTried bits and pieces from the Perfect Server Guide ( Reading the documentation and forums. But I didn't get the big picture.
Objective -A Centos server up and running with all the software that SOGO needs installed, configured and running
I am brand new to this forum! I have spent some time on other Linux forums but based on my usage of CentOS I figured that it would be best to come straight to the pros. I've been using CentOS for a while now, mostly as a web server. Actually I use it as the base and installed Parallels Plesk Control Panel.
Anyway I want to setup a VPN and so far I haven't found any real solid documentation on how to do that! Yes I could install DAG/RPM Forge but what I really want to know how to do it from scratch. What I mean by scratch is that I want to download the tar.gz package from openvpn.net and then build it as required. I don't know much about building or compiling a package so that is why I have come here for help! I am guessing that I need to compile openVPN with openSSL and probably a few other packages... I could use openSWAN but I don't want to.
In the system-config-display the system sees the video card but when you look in the Configuration tab it is running on the vesa - generic driver.I downloaded the latest driver from ATI for x86_64 Linux and after I ran it there was an error that it could not find X-server:
Tried to install Gnome after the minimal server (console based) install.I would like to install a graphical GUI now What to do? wich packages? tried zypper gnome-desktop (or something similar) but it wasn't enough.
Continuing on my quest to build a system with sole purpose of being a LAMP server, I am trying to have the bare minimum number of packages installed. I'm not trying to disable as many deamons as possible, but actually remove any package that is not required. It might sound a bit extreme but each package that is installed that is not needed is using valuable space on the expensive (and small) 36GB 15krpm SAS disk.
Also it is a damage control approach, in that assuming a cracker finds an exploit in Apache or PHP that allows them to run executables on the filesystem then taking away as many tools as possible will help in damage limitation. For example I don't want an SSH client installed on the system as it has no purpose for me but could be used by a cracker to access other systems on the network, if they compromise that system.
I have installed the absolute minimum from the 5.3 install by deselecting everything during install but that still leaves a great deal of unnecessary packages installed. Seeing as how the system is a 64bit installation and will have no 32bit apps running on it I have first uninstalled all the i386 versions of various libraries. I presume their only function is to provide compatibility for 32bit apps.
I have been looking for information about removing other packages but I don't seem to be able to find information on real dependancies. For example I believe I have no need for dmraid as it is for managing software RAID arrays that I have no intention using. but if I attempt to remove it the dependancies include kernel and mkinitrd. What I can't figure out though is if these are hard dependancies in that those packages will fail to work or soft ones that simply mean without dmraid it will not be possible to configure the software raid module that is loaded into the kernel.
What packages would people recommend to remove, anyone seen a good guide to reducing down CentOS/RHEL to the absolute minimum ? python-elementtree-1.2.6 : Is this really required by YUM ? m2crypto-0.16 x86_64 : Is this really used by YUM, I didn't think YUM connected via SSL ?
Anybody know how to upgrade 9.04 to 10.04 on the OpenVZ VE?
I tried to update system via dist-upgrade and scripts stoped on plymouth and upstart-udev-bridge proccess I had remove plymouth* and upstart-udev-bridge.conf from /etc/init/ but other proccess (such as /etc/init/ssh) does not start.
How to fix upstart or add sysinit (old /etc/init.d) support?
Does anyone have a ready to deploy kickstart file for creating KVM images? I don't have access to a CentOS machine or a spare computer and would need to create images for a machine on the other side of the Atlantic.I would need something that would create an absolute minimal CentOS installation. I tried to search for something online, but couldn't find anything.