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Bug 593309 - RHEL6 docs: Add information on minimal platform installation via kickstart
RHEL6 docs: Add information on minimal platform installation via kickstart
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: doc-Installation_Guide (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ruediger Landmann
: Documentation
: 548248 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2010-05-18 09:42 EDT by Miroslav Vadkerti
Modified: 2012-07-26 09:12 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-11-11 10:33:48 EST
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Description Miroslav Vadkerti 2010-05-18 09:42:26 EDT
Description of problem:
When installing minimal platform via kickstart file it has to include:
%packages --nobase
This should be documented for RHEL6.

Sample kickstart file used for testing minimal platform:

More info on mimal platform here:
Comment 2 Miroslav Vadkerti 2010-05-18 09:44:52 EDT
As minaml platform is a blocker feature, proposed blocker flag
Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-05-18 09:55:26 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
Comment 4 Ryan Lerch 2010-05-18 17:22:23 EDT
Component changed to the Installation Guide.
Comment 5 Miroslav Vadkerti 2010-05-20 15:54:25 EDT
Please see also the issue about add-on repos what need s to be properly documented:

Comment 6 Ruediger Landmann 2010-06-21 20:36:34 EDT
*** Bug 548248 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Ruediger Landmann 2010-06-23 02:41:44 EDT
Description of minimal installation expanded in "9.17. Package Group Selection" in build 0-67 onwards:

    This option provides only the packages essential to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux. A minimal installation provides the basis for a single-purpose server or desktop appliance and maximizes performance and security on such an installation."

Also use of --nobase now refers to minimal installation by name in "32.5. Package Selection":

    Do not install the @Base group. Use this option to perform a minimal installation, for example, for a single-purpose server or desktop appliance."

I still need to document add-on repos.
Comment 8 Ruediger Landmann 2010-06-23 21:36:55 EDT
Adding repos documented in build 0-68 -- "9.17.1. Installing from Additional Repositories"
Comment 9 Miroslav Vadkerti 2010-06-24 01:01:10 EDT
Where can I find the latest build of Installation Docs please?
Comment 11 Miroslav Vadkerti 2010-06-24 03:32:33 EDT
Thanks, the changes seem OK to me.
Comment 13 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-11-11 10:33:48 EST
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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