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Old 05-18-2008, 03:12 AM   #1
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Installation of RHEL5 (Server and client configuration)


Hello Friends,
i am trying to for a small network which consistes of 4 pcs. i want to have one system as a server and the remaining as clients.i wish to use RHEL5. Can anybody help me or provide me step by step configuration steps for both server and client.Pls reply as soon as possible
 
Old 05-18-2008, 04:41 AM   #2
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You are asking for quite a lot and not providing much information.

What hardware are you using?

What disk configuration (Single Disk; Hardware Raid, Software Raid)?

What tasks are you expecting the Server to perform (File Sharing; Web; Database Server; etc)?


The RHEL installation is quite straight forward, have you tried running it?

Place CD1 / DVD into the drive; boot server; follow the prompts

Come back if you get stuck.
 
Old 05-18-2008, 05:04 PM   #3
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https://www.redhat.com/docs/
https://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/
http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/

CentOS is exactly the same as RHEL, minus the trademarks and such....so any documentation, forums, etc. for CentOS apply to RHEL
 
Old 05-19-2008, 02:52 PM   #4
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Hello friend,
Thanks for ur valuable reply in time.

* am using IBM think center PC 2.6ghz and 256mb RAM
* its a single system
* i want the serve to perform file sharing. its just like to have a server in college lab where we can have storage space for all client users.

I installed the server in a system first
and then i put firt CD in client
i chose "linux askmethod" boot
then i chose install via NFS
and then i chose IPv4 in that..i chose dynamic IP address(DHCP)
then i pressedd ok. am receiving a message like it searching the eth0.. and again it stays back to the same window and getting stuck up there.. can u trouble shoot what mistake i have did..should i do any configuration for NFS and DHCP in server.. if so pls guide me to do that..


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Originally Posted by Disillusionist View Post
You are asking for quite a lot and not providing much information.

What hardware are you using?

What disk configuration (Single Disk; Hardware Raid, Software Raid)?

What tasks are you expecting the Server to perform (File Sharing; Web; Database Server; etc)?


The RHEL installation is quite straight forward, have you tried running it?

Place CD1 / DVD into the drive; boot server; follow the prompts

Come back if you get stuck.
 
Old 05-19-2008, 03:51 PM   #5
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oh ok, you got it installed on the sever already good.

Here are the deployment and installation guides:
https://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/...ment_Guide.pdf
https://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/...tion_Guide.pdf

Perhaps you should consider using kickstart to install RHEL on the clients. It is discussed at the beginning of Part VI of the installation guide. Later in that part, it describes using a graphical kickstart configurator to create the kickstart file.

Here is another user-created guide that goes into the specifics of setting up a network consisting of three nodes using RHEL 5. This document looks like it would be very helpful:
http://www.informix-zone.com/files/d...ux_install.pdf

Last edited by ehawk; 05-19-2008 at 04:24 PM.
 
Old 05-20-2008, 01:49 AM   #6
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ehawk, nice post!

shanthakumarks, I have never installed redhat via NFS, however it is covered in the installation guide from ehawk's post.

Page 25 starts the preperation tasks "Preparing for a Network Installation"

Page 46 starts the client install "Installing via NFS"

Good luck
 
Old 06-15-2008, 03:47 PM   #7
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shanthakumarks

You do realize that you need paid support to update RHEL? If you have that paid support RH will help you with these issues. If you do not wish to pay for support/updates then I would suggest you go with one of the RHEL clones. Centos is a good example(free to download and update). It also has a dedicate forum of its own.
 
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