Applicable to Centos Versions:

  • Centos 5.1, 5.2


Explanation of requirements.

  1. A burned copy of the Centos netinstall.iso CD image
  2. An active Internet connection

Doing the Work

Basic description of what will be done and what is expected.

  1. Download a copy of the netinstall ISO:
  2. Boot CD and choose FTP install method:
  3. Ethernet or wireless configuration:


How to test

Control + Alt + F2 should bring you to tty2 single user root prompt. From there issue the following commands and have the other requested information on hand and easily accessible.

  1. When supplying large text pastes please use a free non-advertisement pastebin like: or
  2. Know your hardware and have specific make, model, firmware version and settings:

Common problems and fixes

The most common problem is typing in the domain and Centos directory structure incorrectly in step 2.

More Information

Any additional information or notes.


We test this stuff on our own machines, really we do. But you may run into problems, if you do, come to #centos on

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Last Modified: 9 Oct, 2010 at 18:58:27