CentOS 5.11 Netinstall – Network Installation

CentOS 7 is released, check CentOS 7.1 Netinstall guide.

CentOS 6 is released, check CentOS 6.7 Netinstall guide.

If the purpose is to upgrade from an older version of CentOS to CentOS 5.11 then read following guide: Upgrade to CentOS 5.11 From 5.10 (5.9, 5.8, 5.7, 5.6, 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2, 5.1, 5.0) guide

This is CentOS (The Community ENTerprise Operating System) 5.11 Linux Network installation (NetInstall) step-by-step walkthrough with screenshots.

Install CentOS 5.11 with NetInstall method

1. Download CentOS 5.11 Net Install (NetInstall) Image

Select mirror here:
i386 version
x86_64 version

Select ISO image

2. Burn Image to CD and Boot Computer Using CentOS 5.11 Installation CD

Check CentOS image MD5 sum and burn image to CD with your favourite CD burner. And boot computer using CentOS Installation CD.

3. Select Network Installation (NetInstall) on LiveCD Grub Menu or just press enter on CentOS Netinstall CD

Centos 5.11 Netinstall boot

4. Booting CentOS 5.11 Installer

Booting CentOS 5.11 Installer

5. Choose a Language

Choose a Language

6. Select keyboard type

Select keyboard type

7. Select Network Installation Method

Select Network Installation Method

8. Configure TCP/IP settings

Configure TCP/IP settings

9. Setup CentOS 5.11 Netinstall URL (Installation Web site name and CentOS directory)

Web site name:

CentOS directory for i386:

CentOS directory for x86_64:

CentOS 5 Netinstall url (http setup)

10. Downloading Installer

Downloading Installer

11. Welcome to CentOS Screen

CentOS 5.11 Welcome to CentOS

12. Select Partitioning Type

Select “Create custom layout” option if you want modify partitions.
CentOS 5.11 Select partitioning type

Here you can modify partition layout.
CentOS 5.11 Partition layout

13. Boot Loader Configuration

CentOS 5.11 Bootloader setup

14. Network configuration

CentOS 5.11 Network setup

15. Select Time Zone

CentOS 5.11 Timezone setup

16. Set Root Password

CentOS 5.11 Set root password

17. Select packages for Installation

CentOS 5.11 Select installation type

18. Installing Selected Packages

CentOS 5.11 Installing selected packages

19. Installation Completed, Reboot

CentOS 5.11 Installation complete

20. Booted on Just Installed CentOS 5.9 Linux Server Command Line

CentOS 5.9 Shell Login

What to do next?

Install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP) on CentOS 5.11

Install LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP) on CentOS 5.11

Install Adobe Flash Player 11 on CentOS 5.11

Install Sun/Oracle Java (JDK, JRE) 8 on CentOS 5.11

Install Sun/Oracle Java (JDK, JRE) 7 on CentOS 5.11

Install VirtualBox (with yum) on CentOS 5.11

Install PostgreSQL 9.3 on CentOS 5.11

Install MariaDB 5.5/10.0 on CentOS 5.11

Install Memcached on CentOS 5.11

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  1. Thanks for the introduction. Very helpful!

  2. Peculiar article, exactly what I wanted to find.

  3. I am using ESXi 5.5
    It’s OK to create new VM and install CentOS 6.5 using netinstall.

    But when i tried to install CentOS 5.10 using netinstall, the installer asked me the network driver.

    Dont know why.

  4. I just ran into this issue myself. It looks like it was because my network card was using “VMXNET 3” for the adapter type, which it doesn’t seem to recognize. I removed that one and added one that was E1000 and it worked for me.

  5. THANK YOU !!



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