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|Minimal Desktop Install on CentOS 6|
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This time select “Create Custom Layout” at the installation type.
This will allow the creation of partitions and the choice of using regular filesystem, LVM or RAID. In this example partitions are created for a /boot partition using ext3, a / partition and /usr partition using ext4 and a SWAP partition.
Once the custom option is selected the first task is to delete all partitions and content that was on the drive. That is assuming that you are not saving any content from the drive. In this example a LVM still exists that must be deleted. Select it and the “Delete” option will be highlighted.
Here all partitions have been removed so now you are ready to create partitions.
When the “Create” option is selected choose to create a “Standard Partition”. Once this is done you will need to choose the size, partition type and the mount point.
Here an ext3 /boot partition is created with the size of 200 MB. This size allows you to store several kernels in the /boot partition. Note this is a “Fixed Size”.
Once this is complete the partition should be visible. Note that it is checked to be formatted.
Next create a SWAP partition. The size typically represents 2x size of RAM up to 4 GB and 1x RAM after 4 GB.
Create a / partition with the ext4 file system. The size of this partition should be at least 6 GB for a minimal install. One aspect to think about, if you are using the standard partitions you will not be able to resize these later as you would if you were using LVM. 10 GB is a safe choice for a server if you are creating a separate /usr partition.
The /usr partition which is ext4 then will take up the rest of the drive.
Once the partitions are complete you will be warned about writing the changes to disk, which wipes out all previous content.
The boot loader should be loaded per the default.
Now choose the Minimal Desktop. This choice would be for those wanting some minimal GUI on a server.