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Old 07-08-2008, 08:39 PM   #1
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centos netinstall


hi, i'm just download centos iso image. the question is what the use of CentOS-5.2-i386-netinstall.iso

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Old 07-08-2008, 09:07 PM   #2
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To install centos by downloading the packages, I presume
 
Old 07-08-2008, 09:36 PM   #3
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what you meant? install distro or distro packages
 
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what you meant? install distro or distro packages
you download and install centos when you start the installation instead of downloading a big iso file and installing centos from that
 
Old 08-25-2008, 12:18 AM   #5
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i am currently installing CentOS

by convention CD#1 should have all necessary files to get you up and running with gnome or kde. then you use yum to install additional packages. to my surprise, CentOS does not do this. so, i switched to netinstall. worse, netinstall is not preconfigured with repositories. you have to do this manually. it took me a while to figure it out.
 
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With the netinstsll, you can download the full version and either copy the contents to a suitable directory or mount the iso liek a drive. You can then use the netinstall to boot a system and use the mounted full version to supply all the code. IT can be referenced as an nfs mount, http, ftp, etc.

Why? Well a far from exhaustive list I'm sure, but:

You can put the netinstall on a CD if you don't have a DVD drive or writer
I'm sure you could put it on a USB drive
You could easily adjust the packages on the master version to provide the latest or modified or old standard or anything else
Plus I'm sure many more.
 
  


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