[CentOS] customized centos 5.4 install, core install?

Christoph Maser cmr at financial.com
Tue Oct 13 07:22:56 UTC 2009

Am Dienstag, den 13.10.2009, 02:06 +0200 schrieb David Mehler:
> Hi,
> Thanks for all your replies. I checked out spacewalk and cobbler, both
> of which look like they require a network support infrastructure, at
> least a tftp server. I want to use a CD or DVD. Kickstart sounds like
> the way to go, but i'm looking to have everything self contained, for
> example if i want to install the postfix package, i'll want to remove
> sendmail, set up postfix to start at selected runlevels and configure
> the main.cf and master.cf files so that when the box reboots postfix
> is ready to go. I'd also like to have this install as slimmed down as
> possible, for example i probably won't be using x so i'd prefer not to
> have any x packages in the install dvd.
> Thanks.
> Dave.

This can all be done with kickstart but you will have to have a quite
big uniqe kickstart config for each machine. And then all that
CD-waste... I'd really rethink the network-install options.

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