Jump to content
inittux

CentOS 6 is out

Recommended Posts

When I get a chance, I'm definitely hoping to play with CentOS 6 quite a bit. I'm running CentOS 5 currently as the OS on my web server, so an eventual upgrade from 5 to 6 is something I'm hoping to do. I'll want to play and fiddle with CentOS 6 quite extensively first, though, to make sure all the services I run on my server will upgrade smoothly and still behave.

 

I've burned a DVD, just need to find the time to do a few test installs! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just installed CentOS 6 as Desktop on virtualbox. Looks like CentOS6 is ready for my desktop environment now.

 

I may now consider moving to CentOS 6 looking at this. Looks much for the Desktop now. And you can choose between

Desktop Minimal install, Desktop Install, Server Install, Minimal server Install,etc.

 

CentOS-Desktop.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Odd question -- but do you remember if the word 'centos' was capitalised or not in the first, textual, part of the installer (see screenshot)? I'm playing with it this morning and it seems odd that the text installer has this heading 'Welcome to centos' where previous versions were 'Welcome to CentOS'. I wonder if it is my download that is not right, or whether it's just a 'feature' of CentOS 6?

 

post-1019-0-73283100-1313642814.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Odd question -- but do you remember if the word 'centos' was capitalised or not in the first, textual, part of the installer (see screenshot)? I'm playing with it this morning and it seems odd that the text installer has this heading 'Welcome to centos' where previous versions were 'Welcome to CentOS'. I wonder if it is my download that is not right, or whether it's just a 'feature' of CentOS 6?

 

That's strange lol

No I don't remember. I'm at work now so I'll check this evening for you. I don't think it's your downloaded cuz I think we used the same location to download from.

I'll let you know this evening.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've made some progress with my CentOS 6 install this morning. I'm documenting every step of the process and recreating my current CentOS 5 server setup on my test VM. I'm also going to make some changes too -- hopefully going to have SELinux in enforcing mode, rather than disabling it entirely as I have done in the past. Some installation, configuration and some learning to be done!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've made some progress with my CentOS 6 install this morning. I'm documenting every step of the process and recreating my current CentOS 5 server setup on my test VM. I'm also going to make some changes too -- hopefully going to have SELinux in enforcing mode, rather than disabling it entirely as I have done in the past. Some installation, configuration and some learning to be done!

 

Sounds like fun smile.png Keep us updated. I'm just going to be adventurous this evening and install CentOS 6 Desktop and see how I end up; and with RPMForge repository I should be fine hopefully smile.png

I've got all my data backed up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does CentOS support beryl/compiz desktop properly? I had issues back in v4 and the GUI was an awful mess.

 

If Centy6 is as good for a desktop as a server, I may consider it on my new boxen. At present, I was playing with CentOS for the server and ubuntu for the workstation, but if I can consolidate them both together I'll be quids in!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does CentOS support beryl/compiz desktop properly? I had issues back in v4 and the GUI was an awful mess.

 

If Centy6 is as good for a desktop as a server, I may consider it on my new boxen. At present, I was playing with CentOS for the server and ubuntu for the workstation, but if I can consolidate them both together I'll be quids in!

 

I have never worked with beryl/compiz. I just keep my desktop standard. And having seen it from virtualbox, the CentOS 6 Desktop install I find similar looking to Fedora 14

And the whole installation process also reminds me of the Fedora installation(the graphical install), but text installs haven't change :P

Like I said in an earlier post. I'm going to install CentOS 6 x86_64 as Desktop this evening. I'll keep you updated in a different post as in how it all goes having CentOS on your desktop smile.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Odd question -- but do you remember if the word 'centos' was capitalised or not in the first, textual, part of the installer (see screenshot)? I'm playing with it this morning and it seems odd that the text installer has this heading 'Welcome to centos' where previous versions were 'Welcome to CentOS'. I wonder if it is my download that is not right, or whether it's just a 'feature' of CentOS 6?

 

CentOS6 Server Test, no capitals.png

 

I just installed CentOS 6 x86_64 and I got a normal welcome message: "Welcome to CentOS"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the feedback. I installed i386. I will do another download and compare -- perhaps also comparing x86_64 and the i386 releases to see if there is a difference. I do want to make sure I have a good copy of CentOS 6 since I'm installing it in a production environment!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

is it possible to easily upgrade from centos 5.6 to 6 ? or must it be a new install,

the linux-noob.com server is running on 5.6

 

any big advantages to upgrading ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

is it possible to easily upgrade from centos 5.6 to 6 ? or must it be a new install,

the linux-noob.com server is running on 5.6

 

any big advantages to upgrading ?

 

It's not supported and not recommended:

 

centos forum post

 

LQpost1

LQpost2

 

Plus you'd have to upgrade from ext3 to ext4 I think. But I always do a fresh install with a new release never tried upgrading.

 

But you can always do it in a test environment first. install centos 5.5 on virtualbox and copy(clone/linux-noob) server and try and upgrade.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortunately, it looks like it must be a clean install [1], [2] to ensure stability. :(

 

There's no huge motivation to upgrade the linux-noob.com server any time soon -- CentOS 5 will be supported with updates through March 31st, 2014. We have to do the migration at some point, but we have two and a half years to get ready. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Plus you'd have to upgrade from ext3 to ext4 I think. But I always do a fresh install with a new release never tried upgrading.

 

I don't think you'd be forced to go to ext4 -- most distros still allow you to pick older versions of the filesystem if you prefer. But, it does seem that a full install would be necessary. As I say, though, no rush for the linux-noob.com server for two and a half years yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortunately, it looks like it must be a clean install [1], [2] to ensure stability. sad.png

 

There's no huge motivation to upgrade the linux-noob.com server any time soon -- CentOS 5 will be supported with updates through March 31st, 2014. We have to do the migration at some point, but we have two and a half years to get ready. smile.png

 

lol we accidently posted the same link xD what a coincidence :P Check my CentOS link ;):)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We actually posted at almost the same moment, too. It's in realtime! Ahhh! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×
×
  • Create New...