[CentOS-devel] C8 minimal (fwd)

Mon Dec 14 19:09:12 UTC 2020
Scott Dowdle <dowdle at montanalinux.org>


----- Original Message -----
> Looking forward to that ISO as DVD is overkill for minimal installs.

The boot media, while being netinstall based, makes it fairly easy to do a minimal install.  You just have turn on the network... and then it'll download the package metadata and let you do an install... and download all needed packages.  When done, you'll have a current install with all of the updated packages that you wouldn't find on a dated minimal media... and you'd have to manually run updates.  Depending on where you are in the lifecycle, your first update could be almost nothing, or it could be fairly close to downloading as much as a netinstall did.

If you haven't tried the boot media, it is small and works fairly well.  If you are on a system without a chance of networking, not so much.

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