CentOS 5 ISO

Installing CentOS 5 requires 8 CDs of iso so if you want a minimal install only, here’s an FAQ excerpt:

Can I install CentOS 5 with just the first CD?

You can do a minimal install that just requires the first CD by performing the following two steps during the installation:

  • During the category/task selection, deselect all package categories, and choose the “Customize now” option at the bottom of screen.
  • During the customized package selection, deselect everything ( including the Base group ).

<img title="” src=”http://wiki.centos.org/wiki/modern-CentOS/img/attention.png&#8221; alt=”” width=”15″ height=”15″ /> There are reports that more than CD 1 is required in the following case:

  • If you use some software raid options (this will also require CD 2 and 5)
  • If you use encrypted filesystems

When the anaconda installer notes that additional disks will be required but you desire a one CD install, the quick answer is one or more of the following approaches:

  • Trim back and do a minimal install. Then once the install is up and running, pull in more packages with yum and add more options later.

If you want to avoid using more than one CD but want to install more than just the minimal set of packages, you could also consider doing a network installation. A network installation ISO (called boot.iso) is available from the 5/os/<arch>/images/ directory on CentOS mirrors.

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  1. .If you desire to do a remote HTTP or FTP install from the Internet using the LiveCD or the netinstall.iso you can pick a mirror that is close to you from these public mirrors You can then find the path on that mirror to the 5 os arch directory and use the paths for install where arch is the desired architecture i386 or x86 64 for example . the full path for this mirror would be In the HTTP installation use these paths based on the above mirror Server mirrors.kernel.org.Path centos 5 os i386.Other install locations are available by selecting a mirror close to you. .You can do a minimal install that just requires the first CD by performing the following two steps during the installation There are reports that more than CD 1 is required in the following case When the anaconda installer notes that additional disks will be required but you desire a one CD install the quick answer is one or more of the following approaches If you want to avoid using more than one CD but want to install more than just the minimal set of packages you could also consider doing a network installation.

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