[CentOS] Creating an alternitive install CD for CentOS 5.2 (w/patched mkinitrd)

Mon Mar 9 04:36:48 UTC 2009
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Robert Heller wrote:
>> What are the disk specs for the machine? Why would you not just buy additional
>> storage, even if you accomplish this install/upgrade over the old version you
>> will most likely not be able to go back.
> Right now it has two 80gig SATA disks with two Software RAID1 arrays,
> one 10gig mounted as / and one 63gig mounted as /home, with a swap
> partition on each disk (not RAID for some reason).  This was set up by
> another Linux guru, who favored Ubuntu.  He is not as available as I am
> (I live in town and am effectively underemplored right now), so I have
> inheirited this setup and have tried to make some improvements.  We are
> going to get an additional pair of 80gig SATA disks (possiblely from
> geeks.com, which has them for about $50/each) -- the existing pair are
> close to 2 years old, so I'd like to have some newer ones in place
> before the existing ones start failing.  It is in a Dell server box
> (small tower type).

80 gigs seem sort of like a waste of real estate now that you can get 
drives in the TB range for only a little more.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com