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NOTE: CentOS Enterprise Linux is built from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code. Other than logo and name changes CentOS Enterprise Linux is compatible with the equivalent Red Hat version. This document applies equally to both Red Hat and CentOS Enterprise Linux.

Chapter 3. System Requirements Table

The most recent list of supported hardware can be found at

This system requirements table will help you keep a record of your current system settings and requirements. Enter information about your system in the table provided as a handy reference to help make your Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation go more smoothly.

hard drive(s): type, label, size; ex: IDE hda=40 GB  
partitions: map of partitions and mount points; ex: /dev/hda1=/home, /dev/hda2=/ (fill this in once you know where they will reside)  
memory: amount of RAM installed on your system; ex: 128 MB, 512 MB  
CD-ROM: interface type; ex: SCSI, IDE (ATAPI)  
SCSI adapter: if present, make and model number; ex: BusLogic SCSI Adapter, Adaptec 2940UW  
network card: if present, make and model number; ex: Tulip, 3COM 3C590  
mouse: type, protocol, and number of buttons; ex: generic 3 button PS/2 mouse, MouseMan 2 button serial mouse  
monitor: make, model, and manufacturer specifications; ex: Optiquest Q53, ViewSonic G773  
video card: make, model number and size of VRAM; ex: Creative Labs Graphics Blaster 3D, 8MB  
sound card: make, chipset and model number; ex: S3 SonicVibes, Sound Blaster 32/64 AWE  
IP, DHCP, and BOOTP addresses: four numbers, separated by dots; ex:  
netmask: four numbers, separated by dots; ex:  
gateway IP address: four numbers, separated by dots; ex:  
one or more name server IP addresses (DNS): one or more sets of dot-separated numbers; ex:  
domain name: the name given to your organization; ex:  
hostname: the name of your computer; your personal choice of names; ex: cookie, southpark  

Table 3-1. System Requirements Table

If any of these networking requirements or terms are unfamiliar to you, contact your network administrator for assistance.

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