[CentOS-devel] CentOS 5 ServerCD ?

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Tue Nov 4 03:34:12 UTC 2008


Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Hugo van der Kooij wrote:
>> It will be usefull for those who with to walk around with a CD drive and
>> need to install servers.
> 
> the only issue with that is what / how would you define 'servers'. Its 
> easier to work with something like a package list of what would be 
> considered reasonable to have on a default install, then remove the 
> option to make installtime package selections and deliver only that raw 
> package manifest thats been pre-selected.
> 

Isn't kickstart enough for servers? Unless it's your first server, it's 
easy enough to specify ks=http://ks.example.com/ks?server

Maybe, if there's a CD image, it could have an interactive ks, one that 
makes an otherwise non-default package selection?

There does not need to be a separate CD, if the first CD in the set has 
the capability.

_I_ would be content with a so-called server install that has just 
enough CentOS to get networking up and allow me to install more stuff. 
How hard is this?

yum install this that theother

If I want to script customisation and I don't want to use kickstart, 
it's not hard to do it on first boot: one script could reconfigure yum, 
install standard and non-standard packages, add users, whatever. It's 
not really so different whether it's done via ks or later.

I've never really understood the point of a so-called server CD.



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Cheers
John

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