CentOS 5 :: How To Install Yum From Local Hard Drive
Mar 13, 2010
i have 3 desktop computer which all have same configuration all installed with centos 5.4.Is there any method that using yum i can download and store apps in one of the place of hard drive and execute in the same time and using yum local install can i install this apps on other computers.
I downloaded the CentOS 5.5 Live CD iso, booted from it, and I like it. I would like to install CentOS 5.5 on my new system, but there do not appear to be any options for hard drive installation, partitioning, etc...
My dvd is broken. I always failed to install centos from network because of wrong configuration of tftp server. I'd like to install centos from harddrive. I got a litle application named grub4dos, I try to use it but never succeded. Therefore, I have tow questions:
1. How to install Centos from / through hard drive? 2. Where should I put the Iso file of centos or centos installation files, if i use grub4dos.
By using ISO2USB for CentOS/RedHat I installed with out having to burn A single cd or dvd. Super easy and free from source forge. Link[URL]... Unplug the USB drive and take it to the machine to be installed.Reboot the machine and choose USB boot option in the BIOS boot menu. Choose Hard drive installation method and select /dev/sdb1 as partition that holds ISO images. Use sda drive for installation and choose to review the partitioning layout. In advanced bootloader options, change drive order to "sda sdb". Proceed with the installation.
So easy it should be a tool in every admins box. I hope I saved you some time and headaches.
Machine is a Dell PE 1750. Previously running 5.2 or 5.1 32 bit. Tried to install 5.3 i386 but getting this error,
Error An error occurred transferring the install image to your hard drive. You are probably out of disk space.
Click ok Install starting Starting install process. This may take several minutes. Exception Occurred Traceback (most recent call first ): File "/tmp/treedir.14202/instimage/usr/lib/anaconda/yuminstall.py", line 711, in _run self.ts.ts.scriptFd = instLog.fileno()
I'd like to install centos from a USB stick on to a hard drive and also include a custom kickstart on the USB stick to run post-build scripts or install additional packages, which the additional packages would also be on the USB stick..Are there any howto's already written?
I had the idea to cache writes to my nfs filesystem on my local hard drive.
It seems CacheFS exists to cache reads, but not writes to nfs.
I would imagine that if I could cache writes to my nfs on a local drive I could have a fast system, but keep all my files where I want them on my network.
I'm thinking about this because I am planning on buying a SSD, and I would imagine if I could set things up this way the system could be lightening fast while keeping things on the network. Currently if I copy a large file (hundreds of MB) it is quite slow, with an SSD and caching, I would imagine the copy could be very fast.
I am making backups and I need to make a cron job that mounts a 2nd local hard drive.
It is not listed in my fstab file and I mount it manually in nautilus (having to type a password). It is designated as /dev/sdb1 and /media/repo when it is mounted. Can I get cron to mount it and then add the password or do I have to add it to fstab?
I have been trying to install centos on my hp servers and when i get to partitions my hard drives the OS does not detect any harddrives. I have 4 scsi drives and i believe a intergrated smart array controller.
I've just installed CentOS 5.4 on my Thinkpad T43. Everything works fine except one thing that, when I suspend the machine, the hard disk is always shut off in a "hard way". The sound is similar to the one you would hear when shutting down the machine by keeping pressing on the power button.. this is no good.
I have an old Linux server, but now the hard drives are reformatted. I want to use this as a test server before I do anything on our live server. Our live server is running CentOS 5 so I would like to install CentOS 5 on this server, however the mother board does not seem to recognize the CD ROM any more, and I have tried other CD ROMs - So, the .iso file I down loaded from CentOS's mirrors can't be installed that way.I have a windows machine and I was wondering if I could just dump the .iso file onto one of the reformatted hard drive and then reinstall it into the server?
The motherboard currently installed on my PC has a RAID Utility (Ctrl+I) at the startup that allow creating RAID1. But I already have a system installed with CentOS 5.4. In order to protect my data, I need RAID1. Can I add another Hard Drive now and have the data mirrored and synced onto both hard drives as if it was in RAID1 right from the beginning?
I got a dell inspiron 1501 laptop with a 80Gb sata drive what is the best solution to add data storage space for someone that love to have multiples operating systems at hand Note: I use mostly linux so I won't need to change my laptop for many years maybe ...
I would like to setup a CentOS file server with LVM and Raid1. Having 6 x 500GB drives, 4 x 1GB Ram and a Quad Core Cpu, I am considering to configure 3 hdd as LVM then raid 1 to the remaining 3 hdd's.
Recently I built a web server for my clients to host in house. After talking with the web developer they informed me that i needed a CentOS computer with Drupal for them to design the website. This is my first Linux install and after spending hours upon hours configuring the server with FTP, SSH, and configuring our DD-WRT router with proper port forwarding we turned it over to the web designers to start work on the website.
A month goes by and the website is almost done, at this point we go to make a full backup of the hard drive. Due to a hardware problem it fried the circuit board of the hard drive. After attempting to recover the files myself we opted to send it to a HD data recovery facility to recover the information. We have received back a DVD containing the 2GB's worth of data from the CentOS hard drive. It contained 2 folders one for each of the partitions. I can view and see all the files on my windows machine and it appears that all of the data was recovered successfully. I harbored some hope that i could simply reinstall CentOS with the same account information and then just drop the recovered files on top of the new installation and have it start working.
I then reinstalled CentOS on another hard drive in the same computer and used the same credentials for installation. After i successfully booting into CentOS i turned off the machine and connected the hard drive it to my Windows bench machine. After booting into Windows i was unable to browse the hard drive. After doing more research and installing Ext2fsd i was able to see the 2 partitions CentOS had just created, but only able to access the Boot partition. After more research i discovered the default installation of CentOS creates a Raw file type for the 2nd partition and that is why i am having issues reading it inside of Windows.
I then downloaded a copy of Knoppix to see if this would allow me to write the old files over the new ones. After booting up the CD i could only browse to the /boot drive(and im not even sure if this is Knoppix's Virtual /boot or my CentOS /boot).
My question is what would be the best steps to recovery for my scenario? Can the files be placed to the drive and have everything restored? Is the only way to recovery thru reinstalling all applications and reconfiguring from scratch? How difficult is Drupal DB to recover in this type of scenario?
I added a formatted LVM hard drive ( hdb: WDC WD800BB-55JKC0, ATA DISK drive) to my current server. I need to review its contents, save any data I need, and then reformat the drive and extend the current systems LVM to include the new drive. I am unable to mount the new drive using the following steps and need to mount the LVM new drive. As I explain below, I have learned that I am not supposed to directly mount an LVM volume. Here is the work I have done to date,.
1. MAKE SURE THE DRIVE IS FOUND: dmesg | grep drive hda: MAXTOR STM3160215A, ATA DISK drive hdb: WDC WD800BB-55JKC0, ATA DISK drive
My parents bought a new hard drive for a laptop that I've owned for several years. It's much larger than the current one, so I plan on splitting it up to dual boot it with Ubuntu.I have no problem with partitioning a drive (I always keep a LiveCD handy), but my question is this: how can I go about moving the existing partition to the new drive? This is a laptop, so I can't simply plug the new drive into another slot.
Also, even if I manage to move it, will Windows still work on the new drive in a larger partition? I've had this laptop for quite a while, and I've lost the recovery discs that came with it a long time ago. I also have a lot of software without CDs to reinstall them with. This makes not reinstalling Windows a high priority.
I have a samsung removable hard drive, which have 3 fat32 partitions on it. When I plug into the usb. nothing happened and i just see a sdc was added in /dev/...so, there's nothing wrong with the drive, because i can use it on windows and ubuntu.
I am about to purchase a new external hard drive which will be driven through the USB port. It will probably be a 1.0 TB drive from Frys/CompUSA/MicroCenter or some discount source. It will probably come formatted to run on a Windows machine and I intend this drive to be run only from my Linux laptop. I'd like to format it to be able to make the most of it from my Linux machine. Although re-formatting may not be absolutely necessary, as it probably will work "OK" just out of the box as is, how can I format it to get the maximum usage out of this new drive?
i want to setup multiple xen on a remote server in a datacenter, this is first time i am doing it, i want to know when we do it on a local machine it asks for bootable DVD to be inserted, but that can't be done on a remote server, so is there a way we can give it the path of some directory which behaves as a bootable dvd and install the os
I have a 2TB hard-drive connecting via a usb port on my server for automatic backups. I noticed the backups had stopped working and then I realize I had lost the ability to communicate with the drive.
/sbin/lsusb gives: Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046b:ff10 American Megatrends, Inc. Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046b:ff01 American Megatrends, Inc. Bus 001 Device 005: ID 059f:1018 LaCie, Ltd
I have centos 5.3 installed. I plugged in a WD usb external HD, Icon is showing up on desktop everything is working formatted with ext3. I would like to have an entry for this in my /etc/fstab file, and I need to know how to enable Quotas on some files on it.