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Scientific Linux 5 Installation

System Installation

Follow the instructions on

  1. Create Boot image for 64 bit systems
  2. Select http as installation method
  3. Installation server is:
  4. Installation path is: /cern/slc5X/x86_64/
  5. keep default partition layout
  6. set host name: e.g.

Customize System

  1. Create /data
    mkdir /data 
    chmod a+rwx /data
    All users should create their own directory in /data (e.g. mkdir /data/norbert) to store their local data.
  2. yum install am_utils
  3. /etc/hosts
  4. /etc/group
  5. Install CUPS printers:
  6. /etc/krb5
  7. /etc/yp.conf
    domain purdue-pcn broadcast
  8. ln -s /bin/bash /usr/local/bin/bash/
  9. nsswitch
  10. /etc/sysconfig/authoconfig
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