I have no idea what the examiner will give me to install Linux. I only know I will be ask to install it. Because I need to install Linux several times to learn what I need I have chosen to installing Linux over the network. This is also part of what you need to know for the test.
This can be done with NFS, FTP or HTTPD. I decided to do all three. Here are the steps I used.
You will need to get your hands on a set of Redhat Enterprise 5 CDs. (good luck) I have my set because I work with Redhat Linux for years and have several accounts. A good substitute would be CentOS version 5. This is a free clone of Redhat Enterprise 5. You might also try Fedora Core. I'm not sure which version is closest to RHEL 5.
Create an iso image from the installation disk(s) using the following command:
dd if=/dev/dvd of=/location/of/disk/space/RHEL5.iso
where dvd refers to your DVD drive device.
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/location/of/disk/space/diskX.iso
where cdrom refers to your CD drive device, and X is the number of the disk that you are copying, beginning with 1 for the first disk, and so on.
Setup NFS – edit /etc/exports
Export the share
Restart NFS service
service nfs restart
Check the setup
HTTPD installs the same as NFS except you should copy files to /var/www/html/inst and then restart the httpd server. I created a simlink to this directory.
ln -s /mnt/inst /var/www/html/inst
This also works like the NFS process except you copy the files into /var/ftp/pub/inst and restart the vsftpd service. I created a simlink to this directory.
ln -s /mnt/inst /var/ftp/pub/inst