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Old 11-04-2011, 05:06 AM   #1
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Starting with CentOS 6


I just installed CentOS 6 on Win 7 / Virtual Box (http://centos.sonn.com/6.0/isos/i386...386-LiveCD.iso). I want to set up a server at home and learn how to do it etc. I am wondering about few things:

1) Do I have the right program (It has a GUI and I am not sure if it is the server "edition"; I followed the following video and person is talking about Server, so... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOkHJ2Q4vR4)

2) Does everything about Red Hat, like books, certification training materials, tutorials on the net etc, apply to CentOS as well, or is it better to stick just to CentOS materials

3) What is the general direction I need to go now (modify the system according to my needs, learn command line, istall a program like Webmin or cPanel, install MySQL and PHP etc; just looking for genereal ideas of how is it gonna look etc)

Thank you

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Old 11-04-2011, 05:49 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by jtt89 View Post
I just installed CentOS 6 on Win 7 / Virtual Box (http://centos.sonn.com/6.0/isos/i386...386-LiveCD.iso). I want to set up a server at home and learn how to do it etc. I am wondering about few things:

1) Do I have the right program (It has a GUI and I am not sure if it is the server "edition"; I followed the following video and person is talking about Server, so... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOkHJ2Q4vR4)

2) Does everything about Red Hat, like books, certification training materials, tutorials on the net etc, apply to CentOS as well, or is it better to stick just to CentOS materials

3) What is the general direction I need to go now (modify the system according to my needs, learn command line, istall a program like Webmin or cPanel, install MySQL and PHP etc; just looking for genereal ideas of how is it gonna look etc)

Thank you
Now to start of
CentOS and RedHat are similar in contrast to commands and servers.
Now regarding the direction you are the one who need to decide which field you wanna take up as for starting you can start with user management, permission implementation...
I won't advise directly entering the server if you don't have any basic knowledge of Linux.

using webmin is an easy option to configure server which I would never advise if you want to learn something
Try the command line for installation and troubleshooting as you get to know bunch of new things.
 
Old 11-04-2011, 01:29 PM   #3
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1 - CentOS can be used as a server or workstation, just like any other distro. There is no server edition or anything, there is just CentOS and whether it's a server or not depends on what you are doing with it. CentOS is primarily (afaik) used as a server as it is very stable.

2 - CentOS is basically RHEL (RedHat) without the RHEL logos, so any books you find on RHEL or any certification training can be easily applied to CentOS. Many professional sysadmins using RHEL also use CentOS for a testing environment.

3 - the direction you take now depends on what you want to do. If you want to learn about CentOS then play around with it, install some stuff, setup the network etc. If you want to learn about linux in general then try out some bash scripting, play with the cli etc. If you want to learn about webservers then install a webserver, a mail server, database, ftp etc etc.

ps, don't install cpanel or webmin

Last edited by themanwhowas; 11-04-2011 at 01:31 PM.
 
Old 11-04-2011, 11:30 PM   #4
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If you are running it as a server you don't want the gui. If your just playing around and trying to learn and want to go headless and just use command line you can open a terminal using your text editor and open up /etc/inittab.

Example:

# vi /etc/inittab

and scroll through the line looking for the default runlevel and change it to 3. I belive it gives a rundown of all the run levels if I recall.

all the centos versions are teh same either for desktop or server its just how you configure. But I seems like its developed more for the server than a desktop.

Hope that helps out some
 
  


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