[CentOS] Minimal kickstart.cfg requested

James A. Peltier jpeltier at fas.sfu.ca
Sun Apr 26 02:03:03 UTC 2009


On Fri, 24 Apr 2009, Daniel_Curry at Dell.com wrote:

> Hello, all.
>
> I'm looking at building about a dozen CentOS VM's for a project.  I have
> a desire to use kickstart for this coupled with PXE.  I'm looking for a
> minimal ks.cfg file specifically, I want the bare minimum of software
> that is needed for a system to function.  I will need sshd and yum as
> the only 'services or applications' on top of the OS.  Does anyone have
> an example I can work with, or suggestions on getting to this minimal
> configuration? I'm just looking to save some time, rather than
> re-inventing what may and probably is already out there.

I assume that you are looking for all of the packages that can be removed 
from an install that just has @core and @virtualization specified for the 
package groups that you want installed?

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