[CentOS] CentOS 5 gotchas

Thu Apr 12 17:55:43 UTC 2007
Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com>

As some folks on irc have pointed out, and has been covered a bit in
the beta discussions:

There is no longer a 'Minimal' install option for centos5 in anaconda,
however if you choose 'Customize Now' and uncheck all the selections,
you will get a minimal install that only requires disk1, and weighs in
at around 594MB. With kickstart it is possible to further reduce the
package set.

Also, for folks who are used to using vga=foo type settings as kernel
options, support for this appears spotty on the initial release, and
this is an upstream issue as well. Bugs have been filed in the
appropriate place. For now, the workaround for some folks is to remove
the 'rhgb quiet' kernel options. For others, no amount of vga=
trickery seems to work. YMMV.

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