[Centos] different iso's

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Fri Oct 22 20:50:45 UTC 2004

On Fri, 22 Oct 2004, Lee W wrote:

> Not a bad idea, but is there really any major benefit?
> Surely the extra 4GB taken up by the DVD could be put to better use.  
> If you want to find a method of installing without have to swap discs all
> the time, why not try a network install (I use my Windows Desktop machine
> running Apache, for any HTTP installs I do).  In this way you can also keep
> an up-to-date yum respository which you can also burn to DVD's yourself if
> you wish. Also (as I recently discovered) on disc 1 is an kernel and initrd
> that allows you to do a completely discless installation using PXE network
> boot, tried it last night and it works great.

If you're interested you could take a look at Yam. It allows to take 
advantage of the ISOs by building Yum/Apt repository directly off those 
ISOs. It also configures pxelinux for you, although some more improvements 
can be made to automate some more things.

In any case, I'm interested to have some feedback about Yam and CentOS and 
about improvements in general.


Kind regards,
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