CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System that aims to be compatible with its upstream source, Red Hat Enterprise Linux. CentOS 6 is the 6th major version of CentOS, which was released on July 10th, 2011.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
4k views

grub-install gives an error message I don't understand

I'm new to Linux, am using CentOS 6.3, and am attempting to install CentOS 5.8 ISO to a pen drive following instructions from here. My pen drive is /dev/sda and partition 1 is vfat. It's mounted on /...
4
votes
3answers
5k views

What is PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) in Linux?

What is PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) in Linux? I know it is used for authentication, but what good is this? How does it work? I am using CentOS 6.2.
4
votes
1answer
20k views

How do I execute/run a .sql file in PostgreSQL 9.2.6 + CentOs

I would like to know how to execute a .sql file in PostgreSQL. I'm using CentOs 6.4. I have created a database and just need to run a script given to me to create tables. Thanking you in advance.
2
votes
2answers
871 views

How to restrict user from login saturday and sunday

I am trying to disable login from user avi on Saturday and Sundays, For that I entered this line in /etc/security/time.conf login;*;avi;Wd0900-1700 For checking this I changed system timing but ...
0
votes
1answer
149 views

Cloned Linux does not recognize the new flash drive's space?

I installed CentOS 6 into my 4GB flash drive, and everything worked fine until I needed more space. I have another flash drive with 8GB of space (which is all I really need) and so I formatted it with ...
0
votes
4answers
22k views

How do I create yum repo file?

I know there is a previously asked question, but I still have some doubts so asking again. How do I create a yum repo file? I know that in the /etc/yum.repos.d/ I have to create .repo file. Below ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

VMware - CentOS 6.5 Static IP Addresses

I installed CentOS 6.5 On VMware Workstation With a static IP Addresses but I'm not able to use Internet connection!! I applied all the steps performed in this post (From the official CentOS Website):...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Downloading multiple files with wget and handling parameters

How can I download multiple files using wget? I also want to rename the files. Here are the commands I'm running one by one (copy/paste on terminal): wget -c --load-cookies cookies.txt http://www....