Could a real minimal install be added in F7 or F8?

Florian La Roche laroche at
Wed May 23 07:45:01 UTC 2007

On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 12:12:36AM +0200, Mark wrote:
> Hey,
> i was just trying to install fedora as minimalistic as possible but even
> with all the "groups" turned off there are still tons of things that i don`t
> need.
> What i would like to see is that fedora gets a aditional option during
> installation: "Minimal Installation" or "Bone Install" (you name it.. as
> long as it is minimal). at this moment you can choose serveral packahge
> types like: office or server (there is a third one.. i forgot the name) but
> could a minimal be added? so just the pure basics + yum.
> A situation where i want to do this minimal install:
> - a absolute minimal install in vmware to test some things

Please check out the options to @packages for a kickstart install
to get a real minimal install with about <400 rpm packages.

At least that should be the starting point to then reduce it
further via the comps file or re-work package dependencies.


Florian La Roche

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