[CentOS] CentOS 6 is a bear

Sat Oct 8 09:09:02 UTC 2011
Thomas Lange <lange at informatik.uni-koeln.de>

>>>>> On Fri, 07 Oct 2011 21:14:19 -0400, Bob Hoffman <bob at bobhoffman.com> said:

    > 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).

You can also install centos using FAI (http://fai-project.org) which
was announced in this mail:

It has a pretty nice partitioning tool called setup-storage which uses
a configuration file similar to fstab. Here's one example.

disk_config disk1      fstabkey:uuid preserve_reinstall:7,8

primary  /          7G-15G    ext4  rw,noatime,errors=remount-ro createopts="-m15"
logical  swap       2G-4G     swap  rw                   
logical  /tmp       3G-15G    ext4  rw,noatime 
logical  /srv       20G-30G   ext4  rw,noatime 
logical  /home	    1G-       ext4  rw,noatime,nosuid,nodev

IMO it's much more easier to do the hard disk setup this way,
especially if you do multiple installations.
regards Thomas