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tester^_^ 07-08-2008 08:39 PM

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

thank you

AceofSpades19 07-08-2008 09:07 PM

To install centos by downloading the packages, I presume

tester^_^ 07-08-2008 09:36 PM

what you meant? install distro or distro packages

AceofSpades19 07-08-2008 10:15 PM


Originally Posted by tester^_^ (Post 3208275)
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

randomman 08-25-2008 12:18 AM

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.

billymayday 08-25-2008 12:45 AM

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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