> -----Original Message----- > From: centos-bounces at centos.org > [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Bob Hoffman > Sent: Friday, October 07, 2011 9:14 PM > To: CentOS mailing list > Subject: [CentOS] CentOS 6 is a bear > > Gotta say, centos has been tough to install and get working. > > The anaconda installer makes large drive setups horridly > tedious (especially if reinstalling a lot). > > Package selection seems a bit off... > > I did a virtualization package, no custom..did not install > qemu, libvirt, and all attempts to do any virtualization > failed due to non-installed packages. > > Then I decided to select all the virtualization packages in > custom, but had selected 'web server' as the base package. I > was never able to connect to the net here at > home...apparently some things with 'modprobe' > did not install and the eth devices 'does not exist' or > something like that. > > Then I decided on the entire gnome package, with all the > bells and whistles...everything worked, but who wants that? I > removed some packages in gnome to see and reboot made machine dead. > Did that 4 different times with very few package removals. > > Did a number of various tries with custom selections, but the > dependencies seem to not be grabbing all it needs to work. > Never got a non gnome setup to recognize eth devices (well, > one time, but it never was able to get the net). > > I just installed a custom set up, all virtualization > packages- virtualization selected as base. I added some gnome > stuff and a few other doo dads.....booted up..went right to > the command line.... no virt software works, errors > everywhere. Display will not come up (x, vnc, or gnome no > matter what).. > > Every installation, in first boot up had major missing or odd > problems. > One time I booted up with a gnome set up and selinux was > stopping 5 differetn gdm programs..at boot...due to security > risks... wtf? > > Any attempt to disable or make selinux permissive results in > a dead machine, unable to ever boot again (left one up for 12 > hours, never came back up, thought it was relabeling, but no message.) > > Removing packages with the gnome running only worked about > 10% of the time, all others resulted in dead machine at reboot. > > I am considering, the only way to actually install and use > this as a virtualized host is to go full desktop and hope the > selinux enforcing will not break the system (with all the > programs it will not let run on boot)... > > I have never, not once, been able to connect to the net in > the command line setups...I know how to configure eths, > network, dns, etc...not once, not even dhcp..config eth0 up, > etc.. Gnome has not a single issue with the same exact file > setups.. Many command line setups would not even see the eth > devices, something about modprobe this or that not installed.....wth? > > quite an interesting task. I have now taken the server out of > the center and am just going to endlessly install until I get > a system that is low resources and actually allows the > virtualization to work. > > My last install, with all virt packages selected...?..... > cannot run virt-manager, libvirt, though some virt programs > do work...why? > something each needed to run was not installed as a > dependency....<smacks head> > > Reinstalling would not be so bad, but the anaconda installer > does not quite set up the drives the same on a reinstall > forcing a deletion of partitions and redoing the entire > setup..quite annoying > > /rant off > _______________________________________________ > CentOS mailing list > CentOS at centos.org > http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > Dooood!! I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I initally installed CentOS 6.0 as a desktop and added from there. After that, I uninstalled the 'fluff'.