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Re: Best way to get minimal system



Am Dienstag, den 05.01.2010, 09:22 +1100 schrieb Chris Smart:
> Hi all, what's the best way to get a minimal Fedora system?
> 
> I assume it's by installing via the DVD and un-ticking package groups,
> leaving just the base apps, but perhaps more seasoned Fedora users
> have a better suggestion?
> 
> The other day I installed F12 on a PPC machine with the network
> installer and it only installed a base system (didn't even give me the
> option for a graphical environment) which was neat. Trying to
> replicate this on a x86 install however has not been successful.
> 
> Ubuntu provides an "Install a command-line system" mode on the
> alternate installation media. Does Fedora have something similar? I
> didn't see any Anaconda options to do it..
> 
> Which brings me to another point, installing KDE instead of GNOME via
> the DVD. When you un-tick GNOME and tick KDE, it still leaves all of
> the default GNOME applications, which is rather annoying
> (understandable though). openSUSE for example, bundles everything with
> that one radio button, so un-ticking "GNOME" will not install anything
> GNOME related (unless a direct dependency of something else you
> install, of course). Is there a similar option in Fedora? Or should
> one use the KDE Live CD or manually configure each package?
> 
> Thanks.
> Chris
An easy way to get a minimal system would be to untick *all* groups
(yes, all, even the Base group) in the DVD image. This will result in a
very basic system, which still will be bootable.

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