Installation of CentOS
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Installation of CentOSPermanent link for this heading

Required PackagesPermanent link for this heading

Make sure that the following packages are installed. In case of a “Minimal Desktop” installation, the bold written packages have to be installed.

Package

Fabasoft Folio Backend Services

Fabasoft Folio Web Services

Fabasoft Folio Conversion Services

Fabasoft Folio AT Services

Other Fabasoft Folio Services

openldap

x

x

x

x

x

openssl

x

x

x

x

x

gtk2

x

x

x

x

x

dos2unix

x

x

x

x

x

xorg-x11-xinit

x

x

x

x

x

libjpeg

x

x

x

x

x

libpng

x

x

x

x

x

libtiff

x

x

x

x

x

alsa-lib

x

x

x

x

x

libtool-ltdl

x

x

x

x

x

httpd

x

x

unixODBC

x

x

x

x

xorg-x11-server-Xvfb

x

mod_ssl

x*

pam_ldap

x

firefox

x

Not on the Linux distribution media

Java Runtime Environment

x

x

x

x

LibreOffice (64-bit)

x

Oracle Instant Client (if Oracle is used as RDBMS)

x

*(only if SSL enabled)

Step by Step GuidePermanent link for this heading

To install CentOS, perform the following steps:

  1. Insert the installation DVD/CD of CentOS into the optical drive. Restart the computer.
  2. After restarting, the installation setup of CentOS starts.
  3. Press the “Enter“ key to start the setup process.
  4. First, it is possible to begin testing the media before actually starting the installation. Select “Skip” to skip the media test and press the “Enter“ key.
    Note: It is recommended to use an original installation medium from CentOS. As these original media are already tested. If own copies are used it is recommended that the media test is performed at least once. For further information about the media test consult the documentation of CentOS.
  5. Now the mouse can be used to navigate. Click “Next” to continue.
  6. Select the language that should be used during the installation process. To follow this documentation, select “English (English)” and click “Next”.
  7. Select the appropriate keyboard connected to the system and click “Next”.
  8. Select what type of devices your installation will involve and click “Next”.
  9. Specify the hostname (non fully qualified) of the computer and click “Configure Network” to configure the network card of this computer. Afterwards click “Next”.

Note: If no network card has been installed or the network card is not recognized by the installation program the network configuration screen is not displayed.

Select Method “Manual” and enter the IP address of the computer (Address field), the Prefix (Netmask), Gateway and the DNS server(s) and click “Apply…”

  1. Select the location to set the correct time zone. Click “Next” to continue the installation process.
  2. Enter the password for the system administrator (root). Click “Next” to continue.
  3. Select Create custom layout and click “Next”.
  4. Disk partitioning is dependent on the hardware.
    We recommend using two partitions. One for the swap partition and one for the system partition.
    The size of the swap partition should be the size of the working memory of the computer. As it is possible that the working memory of the computer is upgraded in the future it is recommended to set the size of the swap partition to the maximum possible size of the working memory of the computer.
    Note: All Fabasoft Folio MMC Areas should be persisted on secure and fast storage systems, such as, for instance, a SAN.
    Use at least one dedicated partition to store the Fabasoft Folio MMC Areas.
  5. To create a new partition click “Create”.
  6. Enter the Mount Point and the Size (MB). Do not change the other options.
  7. Click “OK”.
    Repeat the process for all the partitions that should be created.
    In the File System Type list, click “swap” for the swap partition.
  8. After all necessary partitions have been created an overview is displayed.
  9. When disk partitioning is finished, click “Next” to continue the installation process.
  10. Now you can set the boot loader to be installed. Click “Next”.
  11. Select Minimal Desktop, and click “Next”.
  12. The installation process continues. A progress bar indicates the progress of the installation process.
  13. Finally the installation process is finished. The computer has to be restarted.
    Click “Reboot” to restart the system.

    After the system restarted and finished the initialization process a welcome screen is displayed. There are a few more steps to take before the system is ready to use.
  14. Click “Forward” to continue.
  15. The License Agreement is shown on the screen. Read the License Agreement carefully and click Yes, I agree to the Licence Agreement. Click “Forward” to continue.
  16. It is not necessary to create a system user in this case. Click “Forward” to continue.

    Note: To continue without creating a user, click “Use Network Login…” cancel the pop-up and click “Forward”.
  17. The date and time for the system have to be set. Set the date by selecting the current year, month and day and set the time by selecting the current hour, minute and second.
  18. Select Synchronize date and time over the network.
    Select each of the default servers in the server list and click “Delete”. In the NTP Servers box, click “Add” and type the name or the IP address of the time server to use”.

    Setting the correct time server is important for Kerberos authentication.
    Note: When Kerberos is used, it is mandatory that all servers within the Fabasoft Folio Domain have their local clocks running narrowly in sync. This is usually accomplished using NTP (Network time Protocol) and a time server. Note that an Active Directory domain controller provides a NTP-compliant time server, against which the system clocks of all Linux machines are synchronized.
  19. Don’t enable Kdump. Click “Finish”.
  20. The installation of CentOS is now completed. The graphical login screen is displayed.
  21. Log on as user root.
  22. Open “Applications” > “System Tools” > “Terminal”.

    The terminal is opened.
  23. Make sure that the packages as described in chapter “Required Packages” are installed.

After the installation process has finished, perform the following steps:

  1. To set the hostname execute the following command:
    # nano /etc/hosts.
  2. Change the line
    127.0.0.1<computer name>localhost.localdomainlocalhost
    into
    127.0.0.1localhost.localdomainlocalhost
  3. Add a second line:
    <IP address of the computer><computer name>.<domain name><computer name>
    Note: Press “Tab” for the space between the entries in one line.
  4. Press Ctrl + X and confirm with Y or Enter to save the changes made.
  5. Make sure that SELinux is disabled.