Install and Configure Fedora 12 Physical Machine


We are installing Fedora 12 (64-bit) into our servers with some basic configurations.

1. Allocate storage and follow the instructions to install Fedora 12
a) allocate 512MB in /dev/sda/ext3 for /boot
b) allocate 50GB in /dev/sda/ext4 for /root
c) allocate 2xRAM in /dev/sda/ext4 for swap

2. Configure the Service
# chkconfig sshd on
# chkconfig cups off
# chkconfig sendmail off
Set "disabled" in /etc/selinux/config

3. Configure the Network
# chkconfig NetworkManager off
# yum erase -y NetworkManager
# chkconfig network on
# vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
change "IPADDR" field, comment "HWADDR" field and set "ON_BOOT=yes" in ifcfg-eth0
# service network restart

4. Congfiure the Firewall:
# iptables -F
Or # iptables -t nat F
# service iptables save
# chkconfig ip6tables off
# chkconfig mdmonitor off
# chkconfig iptables on

5. Install Basic Tools
# yum install make gcc vim wget openssh-clients

6. Configure the Authentication
# yum install nfs-utils nss_ldap autofs
# chkconfig autofs on
# authconfig-tui