Bug 593309 - RHEL6 docs: Add information on minimal platform installation via kickstart
Summary: RHEL6 docs: Add information on minimal platform installation via kickstart
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: doc-Installation_Guide
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Ruediger Landmann
QA Contact:
: 548248 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-18 13:42 UTC by Miroslav Vadkerti
Modified: 2012-07-26 13:12 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-11-11 15:33:48 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Description Miroslav Vadkerti 2010-05-18 13:42:26 UTC
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 13:44:52 UTC
As minaml platform is a blocker feature, proposed blocker flag

Comment 3 RHEL Program Management 2010-05-18 13:55:26 UTC
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 21:22:23 UTC
Component changed to the Installation Guide.

Comment 5 Miroslav Vadkerti 2010-05-20 19:54:25 UTC
Please see also the issue about add-on repos what need s to be properly documented:


Comment 6 Ruediger Landmann 2010-06-22 00:36:34 UTC
*** Bug 548248 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Ruediger Landmann 2010-06-23 06:41:44 UTC
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 2010-06-24 01:36:55 UTC
Adding repos documented in build 0-68 -- "9.17.1. Installing from Additional Repositories"

Comment 9 Miroslav Vadkerti 2010-06-24 05:01:10 UTC
Where can I find the latest build of Installation Docs please?

Comment 11 Miroslav Vadkerti 2010-06-24 07:32:33 UTC
Thanks, the changes seem OK to me.

Comment 13 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-11-11 15:33:48 UTC
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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