Re: Minimal 10.0 installation
- From: Bob_M <r.mariotti@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 22:36:21 -0500
On 16 Mar 2006 09:06:19 -0800, Rick DeBay <Rick_member@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In article <f48ne3-iu9.ln1@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, houghi says...
Rick DeBay wrote:
How would I go about creating a minimal 10.0 installation for a server? Since
SLES 10 is supposed to be very close to the current Suse 10.0, we're using 10.0
for evaluation and test.
The only problem is that it's configured to install the kitchen sink, and trying
to remove most of the products and libraries always ends up a dependancy
Has anyone done this before, and what was your approach?
Depends on what you call minimal. During setup instead of choosing Gnome
or KDE, pick the third choice. Otherwise you could look at
http://en.opensuse.org/1_CD_Install on how to make your own 1 CD
By minimal I mean losing the games, bluetooth, office tools, GIMP, chat, etc, as
well as their associated libraries. I also wouldn't mind losing CUPS and other
print programs and libraries.
The only stuff that's required is adminstration and security programs and
libraries, and Gnome so a Windows admin can perform tasks if there is a problem
and no Linux admin around.
Thanks, Rick DeBay
IIRC - once you've booted from the SUSE 10.0 distro and answer the
initial prompts you are presented with a summary screen where you are
asked to accept and click on Finish to install. At that point you
would click on the Programs section OR on the CONFIGURE button and
select Programs, then scroll through ALL of the selections and UNCHECK
all that you DO NOT WANT. When you have completed that de-selection,
then click on the Finish button. The install process will validate
you selections to determine if you've accidentally unchecked any
prerequisites and ask if you wish to install them. Obviously, say yes
Upon completion you will have what you are calling a "minimal" system.
But in the long run, its only what is loaded and running in memory
that makes a difference. With today's HDD capacity, even if its
loaded on the disk but isn't activated, no harm done but its always
available if you need it or want to play with it.
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