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Old 02-01-2008, 09:10 AM   #1
jim.thornton
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Trouble installing CentOS 5


Hi There,

I own a VPS that I am going to start some webhosting on, and I have setup my destop at home to test things before I implement them.

I have a Intel Q6600 Quad Core 2.4Ghz w/ 2GB ram. I'm running 32-Bit version of windows Vista eventhough the cpu is 64 bit. I tried installing Arch Linux 64 Bit version because I thought that it would work because of the virtual thing. I discovered that I'm limited to 32 bit.

That's fine... My problem is that I'm now trying to install CentOS 5 (I decided not to do Arch because CentOS 5 is on my VPS), and it is giving me a problem connecting to

I've installed Microsoft Virtual PC and have downloaded the netinstall iso for CentOS 5. I get to the point where is says to configure netword DHCP or manually and I selected DHCP. From there I select FTP and enter ftp.osuosl.org for the site name and /pub/centos/5.1/os/i386/images as the directory name.

The problem is that I know that the address is correct because I'm typing into the browser and it works. So... I need to know what I'm doing wrong.

Can anyone help please?
 
Old 02-01-2008, 01:23 PM   #2
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isn't earier for you just to download the DVD ISO anyway? since you are running a virtual PC to try the installation, a DVD ISO will install super fast ... like in five minutes you will be done. you just have to spend time waiting for the DVD download
 
Old 02-01-2008, 02:01 PM   #3
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I guess I could do that, but ultimately, I need to get the network working in the virtual machine as I was to test some control panels.

I have the DVD's at home, but I'm at work now. I thought it would be faster to just get this working. I'll run home and grab them.

thanks.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 02:06 PM   #4
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if you still want to do the network instalation then make sure that the virtual machine is setup on bridge mode and not on NAT mode
Bridge mode will allow you computer to get an IP address from the physical network. With NAT mode the virtual machine will create a virtual network and you will have a virtual DHCP service. The virtual network will be NAT-ed through your host OS to the outside world and eventually end up with a double NAT. Shortly use bridge mode on virtual machine!

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