[CentOS] Centos 5.3 live-cd install -
bobgoodwin at wildblue.net
Mon Aug 10 21:45:23 UTC 2009
Robert Heller wrote:
> At Mon, 10 Aug 2009 16:37:42 -0400 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 15:26, Ron Blizzard<rb4centos at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> If you've got limited access, the best way to install CentOS is
>>> probably to download the very small Netinstall ISO -- then do a
>>> network install. That way you save having to download all the updates
>>> right after installing.
>> Actually, as Johnny already said, you can use the LiveCD itself to do
>> a netinstall. However, in that case, you will still download the
>> packages from the Internet as they are installed.
>> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 15:22, Bob Goodwin<bobgoodwin at wildblue.net> wrote:
>>> Actually I only need a minimal install in that computer since I plan
>>> on using it as a file server.
>> In that case you might want to download only CD 1 of CentOS, since
>> (AFAIR) it's possible to do a minimal install using that CD only.
>> (Please someone else that has done that recently confirm that this is
>> indeed still possible.)
> Yes, it is, but there is also a 'Server Install CD', which might be
> better. Many of the 'server' (deamon) RPMs are NOT on CD 1 of the CD
> set (instead it has other, more desktop-ish RPMs).
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All I want is something that doesn't reach end of life so rapidly for
this application. I should have checked more carefully.
I will try Scientific Linux which is supposed to install from the cd.
Thanks for the help.
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