[CentOS] <ask> What is tools for remastering Centos 6 ?

Thu Aug 1 16:46:28 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 10:43 AM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>> Lamar Owen wrote:
>>>> ISOs are so 20th Century now anyway.
>> <snip>
>>> I'm not so sure that ISO's are 'so 20th Century now' though.  But
>>> that's a different discussion.  As a reference, see the WSUSOfflineUpdate
>>> project for Windows.....
>> And with who was it, Sony, in the news the other day, talking about 300G
>> DVDs by 2015.... Though we really want the Superman or Trek style
>> crystals....
> The problem is that by the time you've written a DVD and shipped it
> somewhere everything is out of date.  Just install from the Centos
> minimal CD, 'yum update', and  then 'yum install _list_of_packages_' .
>  Or for your own specific application, add any other required package
> to its dependencies in the rpm.   I've been using that approach
> recently to upgrade some remote servers from 5.x to 6.x because it is
> easier for the remote guys who don't know much linux to get the
> network set up to a point where ssh works in a minimal install than to
> fix it up after a clonezilla or similar image copy.

But if that's the case, why is it that I don't know a distro that's
intended to *directly* install to, say, an 8G flash drive? What isn't
everyone *assuming* that this is the way to go if you have no o/s, or 'Net
access until you install? Why is it such a freaking *pain* to build a
flash drive that boots and installs?