Page 1 of 1

[SOLVED] CentOS - server installation

Posted: 2010/02/03 12:08:03
by shamun
Dear Experts,

In my laptops i did all centos practice, i made all copy of live cd/ complete dvd of i386, never faced a problem yet with this releases, very confident now:
Everyday centOS:

** Now the time has came to go to real installation in a job field, so everything depends on my hand, i don't want to take the risk, like never saw before, that's why making sure:

1. open this link:
2. download livecd version or full dvd version? (i will be also responsible to giving a copy of cd/dvd)

3. the server is Dell PowerEdge rack mounted ( )
- i have included 8gb ram
- also Quad Core Intel® Xeon® X3323, 2.5GHz, 2x3M Cache, 1333MHz FSB

4. So, again over confirm, is it i386? can i install i386 livecd/dvd or even if i want i can also install x86_64 livecd/dvd full on that?

Praying first server installation goes fine.

Many Thanks

Re: centOS - server installation

Posted: 2010/02/03 15:41:26
by pschaff
For an installation you want the full DVD for the architecture you want to use (i386 or x86_64) or the set of 6 (i386) or 7 (x86_64) CDs. The DVD is preferable unless the system does not have a DVD drive. The LiveCD is mainly for testing or recovery. No harm in providing your customer with a copy of that as well as the installation media, but make it clear that the LiveCD is not to be used for installation (excpet for a network install, but let's not go there).

For a server with 8GB RAM you probably want to use the x86_64 version - CentOS-5.4-x86_64-bin-DVD.iso

If you choose to use i386 you will need to use a PAE kernel to access all the RAM.

Good luck with your installation.

Re: centOS - server installation

Posted: 2010/02/05 20:58:51
by shamun
Thanks a lot

[perfect 100%] - installation according to your guide

- few problems i faced, and fall from the sky, frustration started
- yum search proftpd (not found)
- yum search phpmyadmin (not found)
- yum search xyz (many products i failed to get)

is this because of x86_64 ? (where 32 would have all those!)

[SOLVED] CentOS - server installation

Posted: 2010/02/05 21:17:19
by gerald_clark
Please do the required reading:

CentOS ships with vsftpd.

Re: centOS - server installation

Posted: 2010/02/05 21:47:41
by pschaff
[root@wx1 ~]# yum info phpmyadmin proftpd
Loaded plugins: allowdowngrade, downloadonly, fastestmirror, priorities
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* epel:
* rpmforge:
* rpmfusion-free-updates:
* rpmfusion-nonfree-updates:
Excluding Packages from CentOS-5 - Plus
Excluding Packages from Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 5 - x86_64
Excluding Packages from Red Hat Enterprise 5 - - dag
2968 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
Available Packages
Name : phpMyAdmin
Arch : noarch
Version :
Release : 3.el5
Size : 4.2 M
Repo : epel
Summary : Web based MySQL browser written in php
License : GPLv2+
Description: phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of
: MySQL over the Web. Currently it can create and drop databases,
: create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement,
: manage keys on fields, manage privileges,export data into various formats and
: is available in 50 languages

Name : phpmyadmin
Arch : noarch
Version : 2.11.10
Release : 2.el5.rf
Size : 4.3 M
Repo : rpmforge
Summary : Web application to manage MySQL
License : GPL
Description: phpMyAdmin can manage a whole MySQL server (needs a super-user) as well as a
: single database. To accomplish the latter you'll need a properly set up MySQL
: user who can read/write only the desired database. It's up to you to look up
: the appropriate part in the MySQL manual.

Name : proftpd
Arch : x86_64
Version : 1.3.2
Release : 1.el5.rf
Size : 2.0 M
Repo : rpmforge
Summary : Flexible, stable and highly-configurable FTP server
License : GPL
Description: ProFTPD is an enhanced FTP server with a focus toward simplicity, security,
: and ease of configuration. It features a very Apache-like configuration
: syntax, and a highly customizable server infrastructure, including support for
: multiple 'virtual' FTP servers, anonymous FTP, and permission-based directory
: visibility.
: This package defaults to the standalone behaviour of ProFTPD, but all the
: needed scripts to have it run by xinetd instead are included.


Recommended reading:
[url=]Readme First[/url]
[url=]Installing Software[/url]
[url=]Where to Find Answers[/url]
The above are covered by Gerald's link.
[url=]Package Management with Yum[/url]
[url=]Yum and RPM Tips and Tricks[/url]
[url=]FAQ#20. Where can I get the latest version of XyZ.rpm for CentOS? I cannot find it anywhere.[/url] :-)

Re: centOS - server installation

Posted: 2010/02/07 14:54:10
by shamun
@pschaff: Thank you

@gerald_clark: Thank you, vsftpd seems fine to me, i was using proftpd only for virtual user management.

Do we have a forum button to say this is [solved] ?
* I will close this because its [solved], many thanks

[SOLVED] Re: CentOS - server installation

Posted: 2010/02/07 15:34:46
by AlanBartlett
Do we have a forum button to say this is [solved] ?
Unfortunately, no, there isn't such an option available.

What you can do, in similar circumstances, is to add the word [i][SOLVED][/i] to your current post's [i]Subject[/i] line and then ask a moderator to add the same to the first post of the thread. I've just done both for you. :-)