[CentOS] "installation source" specification for netinstall

Fri Dec 18 11:22:22 UTC 2015
Gordon Messmer <gordon.messmer at gmail.com>

On 12/17/2015 07:02 AM, ken wrote:
> What I described was plenty enough for anyone who's been through the 
> netinstall configuration before.  There's no point in explanation a 
> simple gui for those who don't what I'm talking about. 

It might look that way to you, as a new user, but all along the way 
you're making choices that you take for granted, but can affect the 
outcome of the process.  In order for us to help you troubleshoot a 
technical problem, you need to describe very specifically the steps you 
took before you saw the problem.

It's easy enough to *say* that "it's pretty fool-proof" but you were 
describing a series of attempts using input that definitely wouldn't 
have worked.  You were mixing /7/ in the download URL, which is a 
symlink to /7.2.1511/, with /7.1.1503/.  IIRC, you can't mix those. 
Installation media has to match the installation tree.  You were also 
trying URLs that weren't even install trees, but ISO directories.

Anyway, I hope this thread convinces some people that minimal and 
netinstall should not be recommended to new users.