[CentOS] 6.0 text-mode installer broken?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 19:00:54 UTC 2011

On 7/12/2011 1:46 PM, Florin Andrei wrote:
> On 07/12/2011 12:10 AM, helpaz wrote:
>> http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS6.0
>> 4. Known Issues
>> The installer needs at least 392MB of memory to work. Text mode will
>> automatically be used if the system has less than 652MB of memory.
> Yeah, that's it, I'm reading the notes now.
> It's not terribly bad, since there are few systems nowadays with only
> 512 MB of RAM (that you would want to run C6 on). Just a bit annoying.

It would be nice if there were a straightforward way to adjust the 
configured devices on an installed system like you have to do if you 
want to restore a backup onto different hardware.  It's not impossible, 
but you have to know as much about hardware and drivers as the 
mostly-undocumented installer to do it.  If it were simple, you could 
install an image in a comfortably-equipped VM, then clone it to a 
minimal runtime system.  I suppose you could go though those motions to 
get the kickstart file that is logged as part of the install and use 
that to repeat the install.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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