View Full Version : F18: Is there a minimal boot.iso?

4th October 2012, 12:16 AM
I'm afraid I can't be doing with this new Anaconda - not yet, at any rate.

Is there a minimal ISO available, to allow network installation? Basically I just want to get to a shell prompt as early as possible.


4th October 2012, 12:46 AM
umm, not from what i understand there isnt, but there is a netinstall.iso available somewhere

4th October 2012, 01:52 AM
Here it is


4th October 2012, 02:22 AM
There is also the BFO install where you pretty much download everything from online. Even the installer.


4th October 2012, 06:14 AM
You can easily create your own minimal iso:

sudo yum install -y livecd-tools fedora-kickstarts spin-kickstarts
sudo livecd-creator --config=/usr/share/spin-kickstarts/fedora-live-base.ks --fslabel=MinimalIso
Wiser would be to copy fedora-live-base.ks with another name somewhere else like $HOME.
You will have to add "install" above "%package"s and remove the line "xconfig --startxonboot" in order to have it boot to console only.


6th October 2012, 08:27 AM
it might help to define what you mean by 'minimal iso'. i mean, netinst.iso contains the minimum necessary stuff to do a Fedora install, always. even if you do a PXE boot or boot.fp.o, the other ~200MB that's in boot.iso just gets downloaded over the network. you can do a minimal install using netinst.iso, PXE or boot.fp.o, that's the minimum possible amount of network transfer and installed system size. 'minimal' is an option on the package selection spoke of the installer.