[CentOS] customized centos 5.4 install, core install?

Markus Falb markus.falb at fasel.at
Tue Oct 13 12:45:21 UTC 2009

David Mehler wrote:

> Hello,
> This might be called a core build not completely positive. What i want
> to do is make a completely customized centos 5.4 unattended CD or DVt
> not only installs a specific list of apps apps that i want on each
> system, but configures them automatically perhaps via scripts, and
> enables or disables services etc. Basically, i want to drop the CD or
> DVD in a box which will probably not have a monitor anyway, and walk
> away. I then come back or ssh in and everything is already installed,
> any repos are added, configured and ready to go. Is this a core build?
> I'd appreciate any pointers on this.
> Thanks.
> Dave.

My Strategy for those things is:

cobbler ( https://fedorahosted.org/cobbler/ ) for a minimal Unattended 
Installation. cobblers primary goal is installation over Network but it 
can also generate CD/DVD. cobbler integrates kickstart files into your CD.

puppet ( http://reductivelabs.com/products/puppet/ ) for central 
configuration management.

best regards,

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