[CentOS-announce] Release for CentOS-6.0 Minimal i386 and x86_64

Karanbir Singh kbsingh at centos.org
Thu Jul 28 21:54:02 EDT 2011

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of 
CentOS-6.0/minimal for i386 and x86_64 Architectures.

The minimal install iso media is an alternative install to the main 
CentOS-6.0 distribution and comes with a trimmed down, preselected rpm 
list. However, it still runs off the standard installer, with all the 
regular features that one would expect from the main distribution, 
except the rpm selection screen has been disabled. Running an install 
from this media will not allow you to change the rpms selected for install.

Release Notes for this media can be found at : 


SHA256SUMs :



The ISO files are avilable at :


Since the size for these files is relatively small, no torrent files are 
being released.


We have tried to test this install for most deployment roles, including 
VMs and physical machines. And with lvm, mdraid, iscsi and dm-multipath 

These images also contain the complete recovery and rescue environment 
found in the main distribution.

You should be able to use these images from CD media, DVD media, USB 
storage devices.

We do not recommend these images be used with kickstart files written 
for the main CentOS distro images.

An install will setup yum to work with the regular default CentOS 6.0 
repositories. Once the installed machine instace boots it should work 
just like a regular CentOS machine, with only the bare minimal rpms 
installed. All package management, networking and storage related 
functionality should already be in place.


There is no upstream Minimal media product.

These ISOs only contains content found within the primary CentOS-6.0 
distribution. No package from outside the distribution was included and 
no package has been changed from whats included in the base distribution.

We appreciate all forms of feedback about these images, including
specific application inclusion requests or feature changes in future
releases. The best place to provide this feedback is via the
centos-devel mailing list ( http://lists.centos.org/ ) and feature
requests via the issue tracker ( http://bugs.centos.org/ ).

Special thanks to Manuel Wolfshant for requesting and then doing a lot 
of the work to make the minimal disk images happen; And everyone on the 
CentOS QA team who contributed their time and resources towards testing 
these images.


Karanbir Singh
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