[Ma-linux] CentOS network install
jhart at kevla.org
Sun Jul 25 11:55:00 EDT 2010
Basically, followed the process as shown in the link below.
Good news is I "have" a working CentOS box, but can't update it. Let me tell
you what I mean by this.
Towards the bottom of the above tutorial is a step to "Select packages for
Installation", with a screen shot shown. At this stage of my install I got a
"couldn't get tree" error so no groups shown, the install app had a "reboot"
option (only I think), so I selected it, figured I'd start over.
Next thing I know the partitions are being formatted and the setup then moves
on to installing packages. A total of 99 packages are installed, about 272MB
Reboot box and it comes up to a login prompt. No errors that I can find have
been reported via the logs. Ok, looks good so far.
I do not have yum, anaconda, X, installed, and even some basic commands like
'which' are not installed.
I'm pretty sure I can fix this if I can determine some way to start installing
packages, I believe gzip was installed so maybe I just need to try to get
packages installed using this util and get enough functionality to complete
OR, I can start from scratch.
> Trying to install CentOS 5.5 via network install method using a CentOS mirror.
> Following the basic procedure as shown here:
> I configure the network interface, then go set up the mirror such as this:
> website: mirrors.cmich.edu
> directory: centos/5.5/os/i386
> This should be all I need to start a network install.
> Research via google (yeah, I researched this) all shows this is about what you
> need to do. Not much more to it.
> However, can't seem to find the stage2.img which I guess is what starts the
> install process. I can ping my box so I think the network interface is
> configured and I put gateway and DNS server info in the config so the box
> should be able to contact the sites.
> I've tried three different mirrors with no luck.
> Any suggestions?
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