[CentOS] Centos 6 - What are you looking forward to?

Simon Matter simon.matter at invoca.ch
Fri Mar 4 14:10:47 UTC 2011

> On 3/4/11 5:33 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>> On 03/03/2011 11:44 PM, Jimmy Bradley wrote:
>>>      I do have one question about Cent OS 6.
>>> Sonetimes back, I remember reading that the plan was to spread the
>>> iso's
>>> over multiple cd's, rather than put it all on 1 dvd. Is that still the
>>> plan? As far as when it's released, I say take all the time you need.
>>> I'd rather have an os that works, than something that's just thrown
>>> together, and is about as stable as windows me, or vista.
>> That will depend upon how upstream wrote the item that splits the RPMs.
>>   The distros are getting so big now that it might not make sense to
>> continue to create CDs ... CentOS 5.6 will have at least 8 (and maybe 9)
>> CDs for x86_64.  I would expect that number to grow for CentOS 6.  In
>> fact, we already had to split 5.5 x86_64 over 2 DVDs, and both arches
>> for CentOS 6 will likely be 2 DVDs.
> I always liked the way you could NFS-install from a directory containing
> the
> downloaded CD iso images but I could never get that to work with a dvd
> iso.  Is
> there an equally easy way to install from a DVD image on a box without a
> DVD drive?

Yes, it's still possible, but needs a little bit more work. In the
directory where the DVD ISO is, you have to create a directory called
images and put the install.img file from the ISO there:

[someone at ftp x86_64]$ ll -R
total 3953768
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root       4096 Nov 12 15:25 images
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root        210 Nov 12 12:31 MD5SUMS
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  232761344 Oct 26 03:16
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3431618560 Oct 26 19:09 rhel-server-6.0-x86_64-dvd.iso
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  380297216 Nov  4 21:48

total 119780
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 122527744 Sep 23 00:04 install.img


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