On 11/29/2010 02:30 PM, Karanbir Singh wrote: > hi, > > 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 > https://nazar.karan.org/cgit/bluecain/tree/ks-minimalC5-64.cfg is my idea of a minimal install. It lacks xen/kvm support however which probably should be in. > Questions; > > * What else should added in ? if we go with "minimal", that would be a reasonable list. if we go with "server", I'd add mysql, apache, postfix + basic php . maybe even dovecot + php-imap. > * Should we remove some more excess ? > > * what is the thinking on lsb state for this media ? /me never really cared about lsb* packages > * 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. Please don't. The installer is the first major experience and even real professionals do not need/use it, the rest of the universe uses it as a first factor for decision.