[CentOS] Centos 6 installation memory requirements

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Tue Nov 16 11:38:03 EST 2010


On 11/16/2010 10:22 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>    
>> Will (does) Centos 6 require 512Mb of memory for the GUI install like
>> FC14 or the lower requirement of FC13?
>>
>> My ASUS EE 700 has ~490Mb of memory (vidoe steals some from the 512Mb
>> base) and FC14 switches to text install and does not install any GUI,
>> leaving the boot in test mode.
>>      
> <snip>
> I will *not* make comments about how an install isn't running a game
> engine, and so *ought* to be able to run in an order of magnitude less
> memory, except for bloated, objectionably oriented programming....

I TOTALLY do not get your point.

If you want the advanced Disk Druid features to work with LVM 
partitions, it seems you need the GUI version. That is pretty much the 
driver for me in many of my installs.

I SUPPOSE I can start playing with kickstart to either create the 
partitions as I want (tried that some years ago and always messed up 
something), or play with kickstart so it will start X11 even though 
there is on 480Mb of memory.

For servers, after the install, I set inittab to 3 and if I need a GUI 
to manage the server, I use VNC over SSH so I like to have gnome there 
for the couple times a year I use it (via VNC).

And my desktops that run FC or Centos have NO games on them. These are 
work systems. Even the family computers (XP or FC) do not have any 
games. If the kids want games they go over to their friends and play 
outside or with game boards where they have real interaction.




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