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

4. Booting CentOS 5.11 Installer

5. Choose a Language

6. Select keyboard type

7. Select Network Installation Method

8. 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:

10. Downloading Installer

11. Welcome to CentOS Screen

12. Select Partitioning Type

Select “Create custom layout” option if you want modify partitions.

Here you can modify partition layout.

13. Boot Loader Configuration

14. Network configuration

15. Select Time Zone

16. Set Root Password

17. Select packages for Installation

18. Installing Selected Packages

19. Installation Completed, Reboot

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

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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