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Old 06-16-2002, 06:17 PM   #1
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minimal installation

Does anyone know how to do the most minimal installation in Redhat 7.3?

What are the bare minimum packages that I need to have a fully operational system? I consider a fully functional system to be one to which it is not difficult to add software.

I'm fairly new to Linux and I want to start with a clean plate so that I can learn from the bottom up. It seems that most new distros just want to do all the work for you. But that's no way to learn.

I basically just want the operating system, and from there be able to create a system that I understand because I built it.

Thanks for you help.
Old 06-16-2002, 06:38 PM   #2
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It depends on what you would call a fully operational system. For some that would include a modem dialer, but not me. For others a graphic interface would be necessary... List everything you need and honestly the easiest way to install it is to just go through the RedHat install in expert mode (or whatever they call it this week), and go over the package contents one at time.


Old 06-17-2002, 02:44 PM   #3
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Peanut Linux and Vector Linux are two of the more modest distro's. See e.g.
Old 06-17-2002, 07:46 PM   #4
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Well in the future you might want to look into LFS (Linux From Scratch)



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