Install Centos 5.2
- Boot from your first CentOS 5.2 DVD. Press
at theboot prompt.
It can take a long time to test the installation media so we skip this test.
The welcome screen of the CentOS installer appears. Click on Next.
Choose your language .
Select your keyboard layout
If you are installing CentOS 5.2 on a fresh system, answer Yes to the question Would you like to initialize this drive, erasing ALL DATA?
Now we must select a partitioning scheme for our installation. For simplicity's sake I select Remove linux partitions on selected drives and create default layout. This will result in a small /boot and a large / partition as well as a swap partition. Of course, you're free to partition your hard drive however you like it. Then I hit Next.
Answer the following question (Are you sure you want to do this?) with Yes.
On to the network settings. The default setting here is to configure the network interfaces with DHCP, but we are installing a server, so static IP addresses are not a bad idea... Click on the Edit button at the top right.
Choose your time zone
Give root a password
The installer checks the dependencies of the selected packages:
Click on Next to start the installation:
The hard drive is being formatted
Finally, the installation is complete, and you can remove your CD or DVD from the computer and reboot it
Installing Nvidia drivers
INSTRUCTIONS: HOW-TO INSTALL NVIDIA DRIVERS IN CENTOS 5.2
Browse to nvidia.com and downloaded the linux drivers (x86_64 in my case):
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_amd64_173.14.09.html (or whatever current one is)
2. Download the file: NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-173.14.09-pkg2.run (or whatever current one is)
3. Get out of X. At a shell, type: init 3
You cannot be in X while doing this. Running 'init 3' will kick you out of X, back to a console prompt.
4. Login as root
5. Move the downloaded file to ~ (/root)
mv /home/whateveryournameis/Desktop/NVIDIA* /root
6. You have to install the kernel source code with yum, before running the nvidia utility:
Just run: yum install kernel-devel
7. Unpack the archive, and start the installer:
Just run: sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-173.14.09-pkg2.run
This will unpack the archive, and automatically run the 'nvidia-installer' for you.
Just follow the prompts.
8. After driver is installed, you need to update your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to use the new driver.
Just run: nvidia-xconfig
It will modify your xorg.conf file for you automatically.
10. Enjoy :)
Go to applications then sytem tools and open the terminal.
all the following commands are to be executed in the terminal or just copy and paste:
tar -zxvf shake-linux-v4.10.0606a.tar.gz .
Copy the output of the “pwd” command with your mouse then:
scroll down until the end of the document and write:
press control-x and “yes” to save the settings
3. Open a terminal again and write: shake you should be able to run shake.