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#1 2008-04-15 18:38:45

SystemParadox
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Bare minimum packages needed to boot?

Hello. What are the bare minimum packages I need to install to have a system which boots and can install other packages for itself later?

Thanks
Simon

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#2 2008-04-15 21:00:03

Allan
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Re: Bare minimum packages needed to boot?

Basically, everything in the "base" group.  You could probably remove more if you really know what you are doing...

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#3 2008-04-15 21:39:42

k.mandla
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Re: Bare minimum packages needed to boot?

Same suggestion, although I take out things like wireless-related packages if I use a wired connection, or pcmcia stuff if it's a desktop, and so forth.


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#4 2008-04-15 22:58:33

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Re: Bare minimum packages needed to boot?

If you don't plan on using certain filesystems other than ext2 and ext3, then you can get rid of the xfs/jfs/reiser related packages.

There are quite a few others I don't install (off the top of my head: encryption ones, RAID, mailx)


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