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CERN Linux installation service

CERN Linux installation server - linuxsoft.cern.ch provides installation of linux distributions over http. /cern/slc5X/x86_64
for i686 / athlon,Itanium 2 (ia64) and Opteron/Athlon 64/Intel with EM64T (AMD64/x86_64)
See: SLC5 installation instructions.

CERN test / under certification / distributions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux licensed distributions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server / x86 (Update 11)/enterprise/5Server/en/os/i386/** Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server / x86_64 (Update 11)/enterprise/5Server/en/os/x86_64/** Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server / x86 (Update 6)/enterprise/6Server/en/os/i386/** Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server / x86_64 (Update 6)/enterprise/6Server/en/os/x86_64/** Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server / x86_64 (Update 1)/enterprise/7Server/en/os/x86_64/**

Fedora Linux distributions provided AS IS

Fedora 21 /fedora/linux/releases/21/
Fedora 20 /fedora/linux/releases/20/Fedora/i386/os/
/fedora/linux/releases/20/Fedora/x86_64/os/
Fedora 19 /fedora/linux/releases/19/Fedora/i386/os/
/fedora/linux/releases/19/Fedora/x86_64/os/
Fedora 18 /fedora/linux/releases/18/Fedora/i386/os/
/fedora/linux/releases/18/Fedora/x86_64/os/
  * - accessible only from CERN internal networks (use nearest Red Hat Mirror if outside CERN)
** - Access is restricted to valid license owners only, only from CERN internal networks and only over NFS and http, please contact Linux.Support@cern.ch for more information.

Automatic Installation Management System (AIMS)

To ease the installation of a large number of machines we propose to use the kickstart based Automatic Installation Mnanagement System, AIMS.


Note: Access to all unsupported and obsolete Linux versions (CERN and Red Hat) has been disabled (this includes following versions):

  • CERN: 4.1 5.1 6.1 6.1.1 7.2.1 7.3.1 7.3.2 7.3.3 CEL3 slc302 slc303 slc304 slc305 slc306 slc307 slc308
  • Red Hat Linux: 6.1 6.2 7.2 7.3 8 9
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux: 2.1 3
  • Fedora Linux: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
  • All ia64 (Itanium II) SLC versions

The CERN Linux AFS repository is located at /afs/cern.ch/project/linux/

It's directory layout matches the one on the installation server. (Except for Fedora Linux distributions which are accessible from linuxsoft.cern.ch only)

For Scientific Linux CERN 6 you'll find files in