[CentOS-devel] Considering repo re-structuring

Sat Nov 27 21:25:20 UTC 2010
Alan Bartlett <ajb at elrepo.org>

On 27 November 2010 17:45, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think it would be great to have a minimal CD/USB install image that would get
> you to a point where you can run yum after the reboot.  Whether enough server
> packages fit to be useful without having yum install more packages is somewhat
> irrelevant if we assume that you need enough internet connectivity to do updates
> anyway.   The idea would be to have a super-fast install that doesn't need a DVD
> drive and gets you to a point where you can debug hardware/network problems, add
> some drivers, etc. in difficult cases and (unlike a network install) lets you
> continue after failures.  And it would make it quick and easy for off-site
> people to get a machine to the point where you could ssh in to run the rest of
> the 'yum install', etc. commands to customize it.

That would be an eminently useful install medium, Les. As someone who
routinely uses just CD-1 out of an install set, I would certainly make
use of such a medium.