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Create OpenVZ RHEL 5.5 Template With Minimal Xwindows

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This guide is a reference on how to create a Red Hat Enterprise Linux v5.5 64bit template for OpenVZ. The template will support for running xwindows applications using twm (Tab Window Manager). TWM is a window manager for the X Window System, a small program, being built against Xlib rather than using a widget library, and as such, it is very light on system resources. Though simple, it is highly configurable; fonts, colours, border widths, title bar buttons, etc. can all be set by the user.

RHEL 5.5 Installation

Install RHEL 5.5 at physical server using text mode. We do the minimum installation.

  • Do not modify LVM just install as usual.
  • Do not enable selinux.
  • Disable firewall.
  • At the package group selection just select Core and Base.

After installing, boot the server and mount RHEL 5.5 DVD at /media/RHEL5.5.

We are using the RHEL 5.5 DVD as a yum repository. So create file /etc/yum.repos.d/rhel-dvd.repo

name=Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation DVD

The attribut gpg copied from /etc/yum.repos.d/rhel-debuginfo.repo.
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December 12, 2014 at 3:58 am

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