[CentOS] CentOS-5.5 Live CD & netinstall

Fri Apr 8 18:31:34 UTC 2011
Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>

Phil Schaffner wrote:

> Because network installs tend to be problematic for all but those with
> local repositories or flawless broadband network connections.  Having it
> present was raising unrealistic expectations of netinstall as a viable
> option, and resulting in bad first experiences with CentOS and a large
> support burden.

That seems completely misguided to me,
since it is perfectly simple to use with the DVD ISO on a local machine.
Why not simply warn people if you think a local ISO is the safest way?

The alternative dd method described in the CentOS Installation Guide
(but not the RedHat one) does not appear to me to work,
and the only other way I see to install CentOS on a machine
without a CD drive (the method described in the RedHat Installation Guide)
is absurdly long-winded.

Timothy Murphy  
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