Operating System Installation: CentOS 5.8

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He server.png Documentation on this page is intended for customers of HeroEngine managing their own server(s).


This document guides the user in the installation of the Linux CentOS 5.8 distribution on a server in preparation to configure the machine to serve as either an Oracle Database or a HeroEngine Server.


This document assumes a very low level of knowledge in setting up and configuring CentOS / Redhat 5 and the Oracle client.

When do you need to do this?


Quick install instructions for advanced users

The latest version of CentOS is at : http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/5/isos/i386/

We recommend downloading the DVD instead of the 6 CDs installation.

The following are minimum partition suggestions:

  1. /boot 100M Boot flag on
  2. / (root) 10Gig
  3. Swap partition -- 50-100% of the RAM installed.

Static IP needs to be set, and you can disable IPv6. You’ll need to know the following network information:

Package Selection:

Firewall and SELinux disabled.

NTP (Network Time Protocol) turned on, and Synchronize system clock before starting service enabled

Install needed oracle libs and update the system to latest patch level

If you want a webserver run the following three commands.

Initial Operating System Installation

Step by Step Instructions for installation of CentOS 5.8

Boot the system with the CentOS 5.8 32bit DVD.

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Choose the Server's Role

We are now ready to choose your server’s role and continue setup based on its role:


Other Versions

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