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Re: Minimizing kickstart CD

On Fri, 29 Aug 2003, Erik Lonroth wrote:

> Hi you all!
> I need a little help on creating a customized kickstart CD
> that need to be stripped down to a minimal of rpms on
> the CD.
> I have made a working kickstart CD using the RH9 "minimal"
> option - copying the anaconda-ks.cfg, generated the hdlist
> and burned the iso that works.
> My problem is that I can see that a lot of un-nessesary rpms
> are still left on the CD that are never installed (according
> to "/root/install.log". I compared the "install.log" to the
> RPMS directory and removed ALL other rpms and rebuilt the
> CD, hdlist and tried to boot. It didn't even get to the 
> boot: promt...
> What am I doing wrong here? How do I strip down the CD to 
> a minimum of rpms?!?!?

An excellent way to get an authorative list of the packages and other
files you use is to do an HTTP install using a proxy web server - Squid
and Apache will both do fine.

You then analyse the log to discover all the files you used.

> /Erik Lonroth
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