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Re: Minimal RHEL4 install



----- "Trey Sizemore" <trey fastmail fm> wrote:

> Hi-
> 
> I'm looking for a guide or best practices around building a very
> minimal RHEL4 machine (no X).
> 
> Any tips/sites/guides I can be pointed to?
> 

You could use a really basic kickstart like this.  The "--nobase" option will keep all the base packages from being installed, so you just need to add the packages you want.  It's a lot easier then removing all the packages you don't want.

#################################################
# Default password is REDHAT,  CHANGE after reboot!!
#  Manual Network Config and Partitioning
#
#################################################

install
cdrom
lang en_US.UTF-8
keyboard us
skipx
rootpw REDHAT
firewall --enabled --port=22:tcp
authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5
selinux --enforcing
timezone UTC

%packages --nobase --resolvedeps
@Core
up2date
openssh-server
openssh-clients
grub
anacron
crontabs
postfix
which
mlocate
iptables
dhclient

%post



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> Trey
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