On Thu, 18 Mar 2021 at 10:56, Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu> wrote: > On 3/18/21 10:23 AM, Stephen John Smoogen wrote: > > [what can be done] I am guessing > > someone could make an unofficial set of spins which cut out some > packages to try and make it fit in single density. > > > This is probably the solution at this point for the 'Full' DVD. In the > interim, older machines such as this should just use the 'Minimal' DVD, > since it fits on single-layer nicely. (I hear or read single-density > and think FM encoding, 128 bytes per sector, 77-track IBM 3740 format 8 > inch floppies......which are still in use in certain places...) Same > for 8.x or 8 Stream -- oh, wait, there is no 'Minimal' ISO, so net > install or USB is it, can't use optical media at all. > > https://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/CentOS-7-x86_64-Minimal-2009.iso There is a 7.9 minimal. There was no 8 minimal because composing is harder and the 'minimum' set of packages did not shave off a lot of disk space. > You're right; we're rabbit-holing. Being at a non-profit, I have to > rabbit hole a lot, since I tend to use much older hardware than 'normal.' > Understood. This is where the modern OS assumptions of 'you should be in the cloud' and/or the 'your hardware must be only this old to be used' cause a hard fork with parts of the community. > _______________________________________________ > CentOS mailing list > CentOS at centos.org > https://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > -- Stephen J Smoogen.