CentOS netinstall

centos logo Hi, just a few words to remind myself the exact sintax to use when you have to specify the mirror to use when you’re into a network installation of CentOS with the netinstall cdrom (an ISO file of just 7MB).

At a certain point you will be asked the ‘media’ to use for the installation process … when you choose HTTP of FTP you will be asked the Server Name and the Path, here you must follow simply this method:

# Server Name: mi.mirror.garr.it
# Path (for i386 arch): mirrors/CentOS/5.2/os/i386/

# Path (for 64bit arch): mirrors/CentOS/5.2/os/x86_64/

Obviously in the example I’ve used the fastest mirror available to me, which is the one hosted by the GARR network.

But wait! There’s more !

While I was googling why the input I gave didn’t work in the form above I’ve found a message in the official CentOS mailing list in which someone told me that the implicit paths like …/centos/$releasever/os/$basearch don’t work in this form, even if you’ll find them in any *.repo file.

Hope this will be useful to somebody 😉


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