Minimal ISO for CentOS 8

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Need CentOS 8 Minimal

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sjkeerthi
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Minimal ISO for CentOS 8

Post by sjkeerthi » 2019/09/26 07:08:12

Hi

After the CentOS 8 release I been looking for the minimal iso image which I could not find.
Is this been removed or will it be added later?

We Love CentOS

Thanks,
Keerthi
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DMJoh
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Re: Minimal ISO for CentOS 8

Post by DMJoh » 2019/09/27 08:10:01

HI,

Simply go ahead and download the ISO, if you don't have bandwidth/space constraints.

In the installation screen you could choose 'Minimal' installation.

That's it.

Thanks,
Dawn Mathews
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chernand
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Re: Minimal ISO for CentOS 8

Post by chernand » 2019/09/27 23:14:43

DMJoh wrote:
2019/09/27 08:10:01
HI,

Simply go ahead and download the ISO, if you don't have bandwidth/space constraints.

In the installation screen you could choose 'Minimal' installation.

That's it.

Thanks,
Dawn Mathews
So download 6+ GB instead of the 900MB that CentOS7 Minimal ISO provided?

sjkeerthi
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Re: Minimal ISO for CentOS 8

Post by sjkeerthi » 2019/09/28 02:18:28

DMJoh wrote:
2019/09/27 08:10:01
HI,

Simply go ahead and download the ISO, if you don't have bandwidth/space constraints.

In the installation screen you could choose 'Minimal' installation.

That's it.

Thanks,
Dawn Mathews
I really didn't understand. Yes lets consider that the bandwidth but not the space constraints.
Minimal give us quick simple download with limited packages which helps to spin the VM very fast.

Even the UI show the Minimal Setup but for that why should I have to load 6GB rather than 900MB.

mario.dietlein
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Re: Minimal ISO for CentOS 8

Post by mario.dietlein » 2019/09/28 10:11:38

Well, until a minimal image is provided, you could do it with the boot image (534M) too, if you´ve got an internet connection with the server...

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Re: Minimal ISO for CentOS 8

Post by hunter86_bg » 2019/09/29 05:48:33

I used to have a case where I had to use minimal ISO via IPMI at a distance of 20000+ km away.
Network Speed was so slow, that a minimal ISO took 15min to load and access the initial menu.

With a 6GB+ DVD - recovery would take years...

JimmyTseng
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Re: Minimal ISO for CentOS 8

Post by JimmyTseng » 2019/09/30 00:03:55

It's not advertised but can be found through checking the directory of the mirrors. Here is one example for CentOS Stream (533 MB)

https://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/centos ... 4-boot.iso

DMJoh
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Re: Minimal ISO for CentOS 8

Post by DMJoh » 2019/09/30 07:54:59

sjkeerthi wrote:
2019/09/28 02:18:28
DMJoh wrote:
2019/09/27 08:10:01
HI,

Simply go ahead and download the ISO, if you don't have bandwidth/space constraints.

In the installation screen you could choose 'Minimal' installation.

That's it.

Thanks,
Dawn Mathews
I really didn't understand. Yes lets consider that the bandwidth but not the space constraints.
Minimal give us quick simple download with limited packages which helps to spin the VM very fast.

Even the UI show the Minimal Setup but for that why should I have to load 6GB rather than 900MB.
Hi,

I really understand and agree to your point. But for the time being this is our only option I believe. I could not find a minimal ISO for CentOS 8 anywhere from trusted sources.

Please do share, if you come up with one.

Thanks and regards,
DMJoh

SystemadminEU
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Re: Minimal ISO for CentOS 8

Post by SystemadminEU » 2019/09/30 11:00:53

Also, the 60 second cooldown when booting the image - should be reduced to the same setting in Centos 7.

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Re: Minimal ISO for CentOS 8

Post by TrevorH » 2019/09/30 16:45:42

It's not advertised
That's not the minimal iso image. It's the old netinstall image and requires access to a full yum repo online.
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