sorry it took so long to get back to you. But I was finally able to do
>Are you absolutely sure the install hangs forever? How long is forever?
I have noticed too that at the end of the >installation, the system seems
hung for quite some time on this package (or whatever postinstall script is
running at >the end). I have had times when the system seemed hung but
after giving it a lot more time it would eventually >complete.
Well to give you a better idea of how I was defining "forever", I attempted
to do this over a few days. So I would load up centos 6.2 or 6.3 to the
point I would get to the SE Linux component. And then I would go out for
lunch, do some errands and come back to it 4 or 5 hours later. That to me
would constitute a 'forever'.
>Rip all the RPM files from the DVD. Then share that directory on NFS
>and install from that. Leave out the problematic RPMs from the directory.
Tried that too.. ultimately the install complained about
selinux-policy-targeted not being there and would refuse to proceed. So,
back to the drawing board.
>Tim didn't detail the amount of RAM he had (to the best of my
recollection) but my machine of that same age has >4GB, so RAM wasn't an
issue here, at least not for the selinux piece.
To answer this question - 8 GB
>Have you tried using the minimal install iso? It will fit on a CD.
Bingo! That was it. Thank you list! You guys rock. Always appreciate your
On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 2:18 PM, Stephen Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 02:04:40PM -0400, Lamar Owen wrote:
> > On Thursday, July 12, 2012 11:16:23 AM Lars Hecking wrote:
> > > The problem with the selinux rpms is that they need copious amounts
> of RAM
> > > during installation. From my experience, a minimum of 0.75 to 1GB.
> > But that's a good data point, and really should be addressed as part of
> the system requirements for upstream.... actually, 1GB is the recommended
> minimum RAM on a 32 bit system by upstream.
> Would a minimal kickstart file do? This is mine, which I use to build
> small VMS (4Gb disk, 512Mb RAM)
> url --url http://repo/CentOS/DVD/CentOS-6
> lang en_US.UTF-8
> keyboard us
> network --onboot yes --device eth0 --bootproto dhcp --ipv6 auto
> rootpw --iscrypted yeahyeahyeah
> authconfig --enableshadow --passalgo=sha512
> firewall --disabled
> selinux --disabled
> timezone --utc America/New_York
> zerombr yes
> clearpart --all --initlabel
> part /boot --fstype=ext4 --asprimary --size=100
> part swap --asprimary --size=512
> part / --fstype=ext4 --asprimary --grow --size=1
> bootloader --location=mbr --driveorder=vda --append=" crashkernel=auto
> repo --name="CentOS" --baseurl=http://repo/CentOS/DVD/CentOS-6--cost=100
> repo --name="Updates" --baseurl=
> http://repo/CentOS/updates/centos6/x86_64 --cost=500
> %packages --nobase
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