Installation Wizard

Basic Settings

After starting the install, you will be presented with a simple and short installation wizard. The wizard takes you through the basic configuration options that are required to install ClearOS. Once completed, your installation will finish in only a few minutes.

To navigate the wizard, you can use the following keys:

  • Tab - navigates between fields
  • Arrow keys - navigates within elements of a field
  • Enter - selects the current highlighted item

The details of each wizard screen is detailed below.

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Language

At the language screen, use the arrows to navigate to the language you want to configure your system for. Press tab to highlight the OK button and then press Enter to confirm.

Keyboard

At the keyboard type screen, select the keyboard layout that most resembles your system's keyboard (for example, 'us' for United States and Canada). Navigate (tab) to select OK, and then hit Enter.

Install Media

For Installation method, if you are using a CDROM or DVD install disk, select Local CDROM. If you are using other methods including PXE or USB to install, select Network (HTTP).

Install / Upgrade

If you are installing ClearOS 5.1 for the first time, leave Install selected and press OK. If you are upgrading your system, select Upgrade and press OK.

If you are upgrading, this will be the final step in the installation wizard.

Warning Screen

At the warning screen, read the warning and follow the directions on the screen. Capitalization is important!

The installation process will remove all data attached to the server (including USB and firewire drives).

Server Type

ClearOS supports both gateway and standalone server modes.

  • Standalone mode is used to create a server on a local area network (behind an existing firewall). Only one network card is required.
  • Gateway mode allows your system to act as a firewall, gateway and server on your local network. At least two network cards are required. If you have two or more network cards installed in the server and want to protect your local network against threats originating from the Internet, then select gateway mode.

Network Connection Type

If you are installing with a CD-ROM, you will need to select the type of Internet connection you have (DSL, DSL/PPPoE, Cable).

Network Card Drivers

You will need to manually configure your network card settings if the installer does not automatically detect the driver.

Network Configuration

Unless your Internet Service Provider (ISP) provides a static IP address, it is recommended that you use Dynamic IP Configuration. If your ISP assigns a static IP you will need to enter the individual TCP/IP settings as provided by your ISP. Make sure you have these settings available during the installation process.

PPPoE

ClearOS supports PPPoE DSL connections. Add the username and password provided by your ISP on this screen. For brain dead ISPs, you may also need to specify DNS servers.

LAN IP Address

If you are installing ClearOS as a gateway, you must specify the network settings for your local area network. The LAN hostname can be used instead of the IP address for many network tools. For instance, you will be able to access the web-based administration tool at https://LAN-hostname:81 in your web browser.

Hostname - Password - Time Zone

The next few screens will ask for your system name, system password and time zone.

Do not forget your system password!

Hard Disk Partitioning

If you would like to specify your own partition scheme, then you should select yes on the Select Partition Type screen. The Advanced Partitioning screen will appear in the second stage of the installation process… don't panic!

If you selected custom/advanced partitioning, please refer to the Advanced Partitioning Guide for help once you complete the software selection process.

Software Modules

Select the software components to install on your system. Not all the modules are shown here - don't panic. With the ClearOS web-based configuration, you can add other modules at any time.

You will receive a final confirmation page and then the install will proceed format your drive(s) and to copy the files to your server and the conclusion of the install you should get a prompt to reboot the server. Do not forget to remove your installation media.


 
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