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Old 05-07-2002, 06:32 AM   #1
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Base Install


I was just wondering if anyone knew what is needed for a purely base install of Red Hat 7.2?

Basically so that I have nothing but the base linux system, and the utilities required to compile further programs as I see fit.

What I'm wanting to do is build my self a linux firewall, but I want it really cut down, as when I try to do something like that with a standard type install, the computer kinda grinds a fair bit, even when its just sitting at a prompt not doing anything.

This is aimed as a learning experience for me, so any advice would be really great, however, I'm not interested in switching to another distribution, such as the ones which are aimed at being a purely firewall type thingie..

Thanks in Advance,
Old 05-07-2002, 06:42 AM   #2
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If it needs X then you don't want to install it. The GUI will be what is slowing things down.
Old 05-07-2002, 06:57 AM   #3
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Would X be started as soon as I log into the box? because I never actually startx on it.
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Choose Server installtion and remove all not needed services (apache, ftp, mail servers etc) and X, of cource. What you neeed is iptables. This plus basic packets wil be enough.
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I'll try that.

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