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Scientific Linux 5 Installation

System Installation

Follow the instructions on
http://linux.web.cern.ch/linux/scientific5/docs/install.shtml

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

Customize System

http://www.physics.purdue.edu/PCN/doc/wiki/doku.php?id=wiki:procedures:self_maintained:linux

  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
    zh:x:1399:
    phys:x:1109:
    cms:x:500:
    
  5. Install CUPS printers:
    #/etc/cups/client.conf
    ServerName spool.physics.purdue.edu
    
  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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