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This page described how to install CentOS and setup/troubleshooting puppet

Installing CentOS 7

Getting a Bootable USB stick

You can borrow it from the Sysadmin or DIY one (4.4GB+ storage) with instruction here

Change Boot Order

1. Insert the USB stick and connect the monitor to the machine

2. Reboot the machine

3. Bring up the BIOS Menu by pressing Del button while the machine is booting

- In Boot, change the boot oder so that the USB get booted first

- Save changes and reboot

Install CentOS 7

https://linoxide.com/how-tos/centos-7-step-by-step-screenshots/

Select Test this media and install Centos 7

Step 1 : Choose Keyboard and Language

Step 2 : Network Configuration

Select NETWORK & HOSTNAME

1. Switch on the Ethernet

2. Change Host name at the bottom

3. Select Configure

Select IPv4 Settings
DNS Servers:
  [alpha private ip adress]
Search domains:
  cluster.ucsf.bkslab.org, ucsf.bkslab.org, bkslab.org, compbio.ucsf.edu, ucsf.edu
Check "Require IPv4 addressing for this connection to complete"
Save

Step 3: Partitioning

Select INSTALLATION DESTINATION

1. Click on the hard drive you want install CentOS 7. Under Other Storage Option, choose I will configure partitioning then click Done

2. Select Partitioning Scheme to use for the mount points. Choose Standard Partition

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Puppet

Troubleshooting