Running a netinstall over HTTP

In this recipe we will learn how to initiate the process of running a netinstall over HTTP (using the URL method) in order to install CentOS 6.

The CentOS network installation is a process by which a small image file is used to boot the computer and enable the download of all the necessary files that will be required to complete the installation of the full operating system.

Using this approach implies the advantage of not being required to download the DVD-based image files and for computers that do not have access to DVD drive; this can be of enormous benefit. Moreover, where you will only download the packages you need, unless you are intending to install more than one server then the entire netinstall-based approach ...

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