Headless Fedora?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at mindspring.com
Thu Jun 28 11:04:43 UTC 2007

On Thu, 28 Jun 2007, Steven Ringwald wrote:

> Montana Quiring wrote:
> > I would like to setup a headless Fedora box (i.e. No X).
> > Is there an install parameter or respin I can use to accomplish this,
> > or should I not bother?
> >
> > Thanks in advance for your reply.
> When I installed a headless system, I chose the "customize now"
> option for package selection, and then made sure to deselect all the
> packages I could, making sure that yum got installed, and then used
> yum/rpm to remove any straggling X packages/libraries that got
> installed. If you have a system installed already, with X running,
> just change /etc/inittab to start at runlevel 3 instead of 5. I can
> send you more details on the latter, if that is your case.

how different is that from just deselecting X and letting the
dependency testing do the rest?

Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA


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