CentOS 5 Essentials

Free online book: CentOS 5 Essentials

Free online book “CentOS 5 Essentials” by Techotopia. CentOS Essentials is designed to provide detailed information on the use and administration of the CentOS 5.x Linux distribution.


The CentOS Linux distribution is a remarkable case study of the unique power of open source software. In CentOS we have an enterprise level operating system that is developed and maintained at great expense that we can download and deploy without having to pay any money. To fully understand the origins of CentOS, however, it is necessary to begin by talking about another Linux distribution.

Table of Contents

  • Installing CentOS on a Clean Disk Drive
  • Performing a CentOS Network Installation
  • Installing CentOS with Windows in Dual Boot Environment
  • Allocating a Windows Disk Partition to CentOS
  • Logging into the CentOS GNOME Desktop
  • Configuring CentOS GNOME Screen Resolution and Multiple Monitors
  • A Guided Tour of the CentOS GNOME Desktop
  • Changing the CentOS GNOME Desktop Background
  • Installing and Customizing CentOS Desktop Themes
  • Configuring CentOS Desktop Fonts
  • Configuring the CentOS Desktop Panels
  • Configuring the CentOS Desktop Menu System
  • Browsing My Computer, Files and Folders on the CentOS Desktop
  • Configuring the CentOS File Manager
  • CentOS Startup Programs and Session Configuration
  • CentOS Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Managing CentOS Users and Groups
  • Basic CentOS Firewall Configuration
  • Remote Access to the CentOS Desktop
  • Configuring CentOS Remote Access using SSH
  • Displaying CentOS Applications Remotely (X11 Forwarding)
  • Using NFS to Share CentOS Folders with Remote Linux and UNIX Systems
  • Sharing CentOS Files with Remote Windows Systems
  • Configuring a CentOS Based Web Server
  • Configuring a CentOS Postfix Email Server
  • Configuring a CentOS Mail Client (Evolution)
  • Sending and Receiving GMail Email via POP on a CentOS System
  • Installing and Configuring CentOS Xen Virtualization
  • Using Xen Full Virtualization to Run Windows on CentOS
  • Managing and Monitoring CentOS based Xen Guest Systems
  • Managing Xen on CentOS using the xm and virsh Command-line Tools
  • Installing KVM on CentOS and Configuring a Network Bridge
  • Creating a CentOS KVM Virtual Machine
  • Installing a CentOS KVM Guest OS from the Command-line (virt-install)
  • Managing and Monitoring CentOS based KVM Guest Systems
  • Adding a New Disk Drive to a CentOS System
  • Adding a New Disk to a CentOS Volume Group and Logical Volume

Book Details

Author(s): Techotopia
Format(s): HTML
Number of pages: 232
Link: Read online.

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