[CentOS] Smallest install?

Mon Jul 12 14:24:55 UTC 2010
Brunner, Brian T. <BBrunner at gai-tronics.com>

> > I have a 500Mb ATA Flash drive in my machine.  If I deselect 
> > everything at install time (CentOS 5.0 - just for testing) it still 
> > requires 524Mb.  Is there any way of doing an even smaller install?
> Run a pre 5 series install and it is straightforward to hold size down
> There are lower thresholds one cannot go below and still stay 
> with current updates.  My article on 'tiny centos' provides 
> 'slimming scripts' to trim away coherent sets to taste while 
> still satisfying dependencies
>  	http://www.owlriver.com/tips/tiny-centos/

Thank you!  Since I also want to make a tiny flash-based centos, I'll
look into this!

> Just because one is familiar with 
> hammers does not mean one should be shaving cats with one

That depends, in part, on how much one dislikes cats.  

Shaving pissed-off tomcats is best done with welding gloves and apron, 
and a hammer.
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