I am installing CentOS 5.1 to a machine at my friend's office. I had to download 7 ISOs beforehand but it needs only 5 CDs for complete installation (depending on what packages I want to install). I might have downloaded the DVD iso but since I don't have DVD-RW drive, I chose to download the CD ISOs.
The machine is HP Proliant 350 G5 with Intel Xeon processor and it is a 64-bit machine (as all modern Xeon processors are). The machine has been installed Fedora Core 5 before and it had many problems as FC5 is designed for desktop and not server. This should be expected. The machine will be used for database, dhcp and DNS server.