CNT5605 - 2010 Fall
Group Assignment 1
Journals Due Tuesday, September 7, at the beginning of class.

Installation #1

Your assignment is to install CentOS 5.5 on two of the machines assigned to your group. One of these should be your newest machine (for most groups, this is the black machine up on the desk surface), and the other should be the leftmost of your older machines (these are located under the desk for most groups.) If you have trouble identifying your machines, please ask me to help you.

There are 11 full CentOS 5.5 DVDs available at the instructor's desk. These should work, at least for your newest machine; however, please note that your two older machines may have only a CD player.

If a machine doesn't have a DVD player, you will have to solve the problem of installing to it. My advice is to try (1) using a memory stick to install or (2) look to see if there is a portable DVD player in the room (there usually is) or (3) burn a copy of either the net-install or the CD #1 from the full CentOS set, and then use it to do an installation via http.

Networking information: you have been assigned a block of 10 ipv4 addresses. You can use any of these that you like for these machines. The subnet mask is; the gateway is; and there are nameservers located at and

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 Tuesday, September 7.