[CentOS] installing Desktop faster

Sat Sep 6 20:58:54 UTC 2014
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Sat, September 6, 2014 1:57 pm, John R Pierce wrote:
> On 9/6/2014 11:06 AM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> Luckily, there is nice equivalent of what you would like standard
>> Desktop
>> installation would be, or anything else which you can tweak to your
>> needs
>> once and then install that tweaked system with one go on as many boxes
>> as
>> you wish. It is called "kickstart". Even better: RedHat (and CentOS)
>> have
>> more or less preconfigured set of stuff to install (minimal, Desktop,
>> server, Development workstation,...) you can just use one of them in
>> graphic installer and voila, you will have it installed with minimal
>> brain
>> effort.
> and my experience is, kickstart installs off a reasonably fast NFS
> server over gigE are /way/ faster than CDROM/DVDROM installs.

Exactly. Moreover, this gives you nice incentive to maintain mirror in
your server room, I personally don't mind ours to be official public one
(and I do not shape traffic ;-)


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Valeri Galtsev
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