[CentOS] Troubles for an non-IT beginner

Sun Jan 16 20:09:34 UTC 2011
Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com>

At Sun, 16 Jan 2011 20:37:29 +0100 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 8:03 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> the LiveCD does not have the installer, its more of a demo.
> >
> > the 7 CDs are the complete system, but you can install with just the
> > first one by choosing the minimal packages, and then use yum to install
> > other components.
> >
> Then only the first one should I download, the first CD and rest are
> generally not required as you say, could later be installed too with the
> help of yum install?

In theory yes.  The thing is the 'minimal install' would be very
minimal indeed.  Probably no GUI or any of the other 'goodies' you
might expect to have.  This would be fine for a fairly experienced IT
person, but might be somewhat 'hard' for a novice user.

If can only manage to download *one* *CD* (either can't deal with a DVD
or don't want to download 7 CDs), then you should download the
netinstall CD.  This is actually a very *small* iso image.  Assuming you
have a decent Internet connection, the netinstall CD can install
packages directly from the Internet.

Or you can simply order the 7 CD set (or single DVD) from

Robert Heller             -- 978-544-6933 / heller at deepsoft.com
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