This is just a quick not to myself on a quick / minimal CentOS 6.0 install.
CentOS 6.0 has a great MINIMAL install that is truly minimal. It doesn’t ask you for you network info or anything. So, there are a few step to setting it up. I also install lots of VMware systems so I’ve included the VMware tools as well.
The first that that needs configuring is the network so we can do an update.
vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 DEVICE="eth0" BOOTPROTO=none IPADDR=10.0.0.100 NETMASK=255.255.255.0 GATEWAY=10.0.0.1.1 HWADDR="00:0C:29:63:35:3C" NM_CONTROLLED="yes" ONBOOT="yes" vi /etc/resolv.conf nameserver 10.0.0.10 nameserver 184.108.40.206 search grennan.com service network start ping google.com yum update init 6
Now we need to install VMware tools.
yum install gcc kernel-devel perl make openssh-clients cd /tmp mount /dev/cdrom /mnt cp /mnt/VMwareTools-4.0.0-261974.tar.gz . tar zxf VMwareTools-4.0.0-261974.tar.gz cd vmware-tools-distrib/ ./vmware-install.pl init 6
When your done iptables and SElinux are on. You may need to turn these off.
service iptables stop echo 0 > /selinux/enforce