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Old 09-22-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Default disk partitioning: 6.0 install to harddrive using liveCD

Greetings:

I'm planning to set up a test Centos 6.0 box (has CDROM, but no
DVD) with these partions:

/ 10GB ( no separate mount for /usr )
/tmp 1GB
/var 10GB
/boot 500MB

The centos mirrors I have seen do not provide the full distro on
CD (this box has no DVD). I'm used to having about 6 CD isos to work with.

The livecd install to hard drive works, but apparently does not
support custom partitioning (correct me if I'm wrong).

What do you suggest I do to get the partitioning I want?

I'm leaning towards: booting into single user mode, back up /var
to tar file, delete /var, create a new partion for /var and /tmp,
update /etc/fstab, mount /var and /tmp, restore /var from tar
backup. Is the best way? I have no investment in the current
install, so I can start from scratch.

--
thanks/regards,
Tom
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:41 PM
"Scot P. Floess"
 
Default disk partitioning: 6.0 install to harddrive using liveCD

Tom,

Not sure if you are interested, but I use KOAN/Cobbler alot. Its maybe
more involved than what you request here (meaning to setup Cobbler), but I
believe once you get through all the setup you'll be happy Cobbler
will even go so far as to generate an ISO that has all your system
definitions in it - you can then burn that to a CD. Insert the CD into
the machine, boot, select the system you wish to install and it will
install to that system for you... Works with CentOS and Fedora...

My whole network (albeit my home network) is set up this way...


Flossy


On Thu, 22 Sep 2011, centos@trodman.com wrote:

> Greetings:
>
> I'm planning to set up a test Centos 6.0 box (has CDROM, but no
> DVD) with these partions:
>
> / 10GB ( no separate mount for /usr )
> /tmp 1GB
> /var 10GB
> /boot 500MB
>
> The centos mirrors I have seen do not provide the full distro on
> CD (this box has no DVD). I'm used to having about 6 CD isos to work with.
>
> The livecd install to hard drive works, but apparently does not
> support custom partitioning (correct me if I'm wrong).
>
> What do you suggest I do to get the partitioning I want?
>
> I'm leaning towards: booting into single user mode, back up /var
> to tar file, delete /var, create a new partion for /var and /tmp,
> update /etc/fstab, mount /var and /tmp, restore /var from tar
> backup. Is the best way? I have no investment in the current
> install, so I can start from scratch.
>
> --
> thanks/regards,
> Tom
> _______________________________________________
> CentOS mailing list
> CentOS@centos.org
> http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos
>

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