[CentOS-devel] minimal install CentOS-6 media

Manuel Wolfshant wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro
Mon Nov 29 08:26:11 EST 2010


  On 11/29/2010 02:47 PM, Tim Verhoeven wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 1:30 PM, Karanbir Singh<mail-lists at karan.org>  wrote:
>> so in order to quantify exactly what should be on the minimal install set :
>>
>> - support install from optical media
>> - support install from usb disk
>>
>> - install as native platform
>> + install to Xen domU
>> + install to kvm VM
>>
>> - Functional on post-install
>> + firstboot ( for hooks etc that people put in )
>> + yum with the standard centos repos
>> + sshd
>> + selinux
>> + functional dhcp client
>> + functional ipv6 stack + ipv4 stack
>> + iptables and ip6tables
> A list from my kickstarts :
>
> + ntp
> + wget and/or links
> + rsync
> + telnet (as a test tool)
>
+1 on all the above

>> Questions;
>>
>> * What else should added in ?
>>
>> * Should we remove some more excess ?
>>
>> * what is the thinking on lsb state for this media ?
>>
>> * Finally, I am conflicted on the idea of dropping the gui installer
>> completely. On one hand, we could claw back serious disk space - on the
>> other hand, it drastically changes the install experience. Tbh, the
>> install experience is a bigger deal. But worth pointing out.
> And the problem that the text interfance does not support LVM (at
> least in 5, I don't know if they added that in 6) and there are
> problably other features that are only in the GUI interface.
right. LVM and RAID should definitely be in, from all points of view.



More information about the CentOS-devel mailing list