CNT4603 — 2011 Summer
Group Assignment 3
Journals Due Thursday, June 16, at the beginning of class.

Assignment: CentOS 5.6

Your objectives is do a network install of CentOS 5.6 on your other box. First, pull down CentOS 5.6. Please pull down the CentOS 5.6 DVD installation ISO from This will take a while (you might try the torrent version &mdash it sometimes can be quite fast.)

Create a subdirectory /home/exports and move the CentOS 5.6 DVD ISO there. Configure NFS to export it the directory /home/exports (see, for instance, pp. 489-492 in LAH.) Now consider your security: what needs to be modified for another machine to have permission to access your new NFS mount point? Once you have identified the various security mechanisms that impede such access, eliminate those impediments.

Next, you should find a stack of CentOS 5.6 CDs up on the front desk. Boot your other machine up with one of those CDs. When you come to choice of boot methods, type "linux askmethod". When you get to the screen that asks you which method you want to install via, please choose the "NFS installation" option. When asked where the installation media can be found, point to your NFS server and CentOS 5.6 onto your new server. Please use the ip number 192.168.10.(GROUPNUMBER*10+1) for this machine.

A journal is due for this assignment. Make sure that you document in your journal all of the steps that you went through, following the guidelines on the class home page. Please share the workload so that all team members get experience with all aspects of the work. Don't forget to assign your work percentages to yourself and your other teammates in your journal.

Please turn in a printed copy of this assignment at the beginning of class on Thursday, June 16.