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Additional Repositories for Centos 5

Here we add a few additional repositories to Centos 5.

=== install yum priorities ===

First, install the Yum Priority package, which protect the base Centos 5 components from being overwritten.

yum install yum-priorities

Edit the /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo file, add priority=1 to each of the sections [base], [addons], [updates], [extras]

vi /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo

Update the system and make sure the yum-priorities is working

yum update

Should see the output include “loading priorities plugin …… 99999 packages excluded due to repository priority protection”…

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Install CentOS 5 in VMware

Software Used:

  • Windows 2003 R2 SP2 x64 Standard Edtion (as host)
  • VMware Server 1.0.6 (free) Edition
  • Get CentOS-5.2-i386-netinstall.iso from www.centos.org mirror

Create the virtual machine

  • Choose Redhat Enterprise 4 as the OS
  • Memory (at least 128MB absolute minimum, at least 384MB for GUI installation)
  • Remove the USB, Sound, etc (optional)
  • Boot into VM BIOS, remove Serial, Parallel, etc. (optional)
  • Disable Snapshots
  • Startup as Local System account
  • Ethernet: Bridged

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