[CentOS] centos 6.2 netinstall does not offer "create custom layout" at "Select type of installation " in text mode installation

Mon Apr 2 16:55:23 UTC 2012
John Stanley <john.stanley at elslc.com>

On Mon, 2012-04-02 at 10:43 -0400, Lamar Owen wrote:
> On Saturday, March 31, 2012 06:29:49 PM John Stanley wrote:
> > On Sat, 2012-03-31 at 12:38 -0400, Lamar Owen wrote:
> > > On Wednesday, March 28, 2012 06:29:12 AM Karanbir Singh wrote:
> > > > you can still run a vnc install from the netinstall emdia and get the
> > > > complete installer going.
> > > 
> > > With 512MB of RAM?
> > 
> > I'm not KB but,, Yes, an even with:
> > 
> > Mem:    446068k total,   400572k used,    45496k free,    60084k buffers
> > Swap:   917496k total,    41440k used,   876056k free,   175240k cached
> > 
> > On a Original Athlon with 100MHz Memory.  That an is EL6 OS.
> And you did a VNC GUI install on that machine (that's what my question was about)?

'I have never gotten a gui install with less than 1GB',, sorry for
confusing you..But a gui will run (after install) with even less than
what I posted above.

Doing it from a machine running a GUI with VNC you will get a text
installer from anaconda with less than 1gb like I did on that machine.
If, KB really meant a 'GUI' install then maybe there's an option I have
missed in the anaconda code then.

You could in theory rebuild Anaconda for 512MB or greater and get a gui.
Because I have many machines with 400 - 512 MB of ram and starx just
works with a configured video card. 

But you would have to keep in mind say 34Mb(initrd) + 160Mb(install.img)
= (? )+ (GUI Over Head) = bare minimal for a gui install to get rolling
if you rebuild Anaconda.  The network install would require more...
because of stage 2 installer.