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Re: Minimizing kickstart CD



On Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 03:02:40PM +0800 or thereabouts, John wrote:
> 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.
> 
> > 

Thanx! I'll give it a try!

/Erik Lonroth




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