[CentOS] Minimal CentOS

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Wed Oct 29 14:02:16 UTC 2008

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Puneet Goel wrote:
>> I need a light version of CentOS (I am very much particular
>> about OS identity and the final product will retain the parent OS
>> identity and quality).  Can you provide me some kickstart file or
>> something else which can help me in making a final thing.  I do not
>> need eye candies/OpenOffice/Adobe flash/Games/Media Player etc. Just a
>> usable desktop, a lightweight file browser and desktop with icons (may
>> be XFE). Redundant locale, man, doc, /lib/modules etc. will be removed
>> as well.
> Take a look at the CentOS-5.2 LiveCD - thats a good place to start, Can
> you work with that ? Its got a fully functional gnome desktop with a lot
> of other things that you can get rid of if you dont need. I've seen
> usable CentOS + Gnome desktops running from a 480MB squashfs store.

The key here would be to do something in a compressed system like
squashfs ... then you can do 2-3 GB of stuff in 500MB.  However, there
is going to be some performance hit in doing that.  You can't get a 100
pounds of sugar in a 10 pound sack :D

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