How to Install CentOS 5.7 Server Part 1

This tutorial shows how to install CentOS 5.7 32 x86 server. This steps may be similar with other version of CentOS or RHEL and i do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you. Assume that you already downloaded the CentOS 5.7 DVD from public mirrors on the internet.

1. Insert CentOS 5.7 DVD 1 inside CD/DVD-ROM drive then reboot Server. Press <ENTER> at the boot prompt:
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2. Click Skip Media test.
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3. Click Next to proceed.
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4. Select the prefer language that you want to use during the installation.
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5. Select your keyboard layout:
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6. If you are installing CentOS 5.7 on a fresh system, so Please answer Yes to the question.  This will proceed to initialize the drive and erasing ALL DATA. Please proceed if the server don’t have previous important datas.
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7. Change partition layouts. Click Create custom layout.
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8. Select the first hard disk, /dev/sda.
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9. Create boot partition with default recommended  size which is 100MB.
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10. Create Swap partition. In this case i create 2GB swap size because the server RAM is 1GB.  Swap size is equal with RAM x 2.
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11. Select maximum allowable size for / partition. Click Ok.
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12. Verify the partition size before proceed. Click “Next” button if it’s OK all.
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How to Install CentOS 5.7 Server Part 2

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