Author Date Revision Due for Review Licence Bob Fryer 31/10/2010 1.0 Each Elastix release GNU/FDL
This guide provides step by step instructions for the installation of Elastix 2.0. It was prepared using the Elastix ISO version Elastix-2.0.2-i386-bin-23Aug2010 . The exact ISO version should not matter and has been provided here for reference only.At the end of this guide is a table that you should print off for your own reference before you commence the Elastix installation. No matter how many times you have installed Elastix, how proficient you are, you can make mistakes, and you can forget things. Fill it in as you go, and file it away or give it to the person that you might be building the system for. It will probably save you hours inthe long run. If you have problems with the installation it is recommended you look at the troubleshooting guide at the end of this document. It is not a definitive guide to resolving your issues, just a collection of regular issues that may arise. These issues are not necessarily an issue with Elastix per se, but with the Linux distribution (Centos 5) that they have selected and how it handlesyour particular hardware. This will occur with any distribution. If you have a problem with the installation, use the forums and mailing lists. Most can tell you what your issue may be and possibly give you an answer.
Download the latest 32bit Elastix ISO Image from www.elastix.org and burn this image to a CD. Note, this is not like normal burning data to a CD. You need to find anoption in your CD Burning Software called BURN IMAGE or BURN ISO IMAGE. If you don’t have this in your Burner Software (e.g. some of the bundled CD burning software that comes with computers does not have this option), then download the free CDBurnerXP from this link http://cdburnerxp.se/en/home , which does burn ISO images. I recommend this with no commercial interest in the software, just that itdoes its job and does it well. Once the CD burn is complete, place the CD in your machine that you have dedicated for your Elastix Server. A clear warning, this CD will wipe any data that may be on your machine and will use the hard disk for the Elastix system, so if you have any data, back it up now, it won’t be there when you finish with your Elastix setup. Reboot your machine and make sure youhave the machine set to boot off CD. This might be automatic, or you may have to watch your start up screens and press a function key to select a boot device, or you may have to change it in the BIOS, and also there are some that automatically boot off the CD, but ask you on the screen to press any key to boot from the CD, otherwise it boots off the Hard disk as normal. Either way this issomething you need to work out yourself, it is a function that varies from machine to machine. If you successfully boot off the disk you will see the following screen on the next page.
At this point you machine has correctly booted off the CD, and you can either wait and it will start the installation by itself, or you can press enter and it will commence immediately. You will see it commence a basicstart up, load a few drivers and will next stop at the screen below
For these and all following screens, you use a combination of the up and down arrows, the button and the bar. The space bar acts as the button, moves between the sections (e.g. between selection of the language and the OK button in the above screen). The bar is also used to toggle the * in multiple selections. Select yourlanguage using the arrow keys and then press to move to the OK button. Once the OK is highlighted you can then press . The following screen will appear
For most users, the US keyboard will suit, so press to move the highlight to the OK button and press the bar. The next screen may or may not come up on your installation, depending on whether you have a clean Hard Drive with no data or you...