minimal install - was Re: starting Fedora Server SIG

Dan Horák dan at
Thu Nov 13 17:30:45 UTC 2008

I have successfully tested booting a minimal Fedora system that should
be able to install more packages. Here are the steps for "bootstrapping"
such system:

- use USB flashdisk > cca 600MB (installed pkgs + yum cache), format a
partition as ext3, mount as /mnt
- yum --installroot=/mnt --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=development
install grub kernel initscripts yum plymouth-text-and-details-only
- install grub to the MBR of the flashdisk
- create /etc/fstab (/ + /proc + /sys)
- run mkinitrd --with-usb
- set password for root
- boot


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