Doing a minimal installation for RHEL 5.3 with kickstart

When installing RHEL 5, it doesn’t matter if you deselect all the packages during the installation. You’ll still end with the @dialup and @java groups.

If you do a kickstart installation, you can set your %packages to
@core
@base
-@dialup
-@java

This also might save you the disks changes (all or some). This will result with about 900+ MB for / (not including /boot). If you want something even more minimal (e.g. only for firewall) you can choose the “%packages –nobase” option.

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