Customizing Red Hat Installation

Made to Fit

Article from Issue 51/2005

If you’re one of those users who just wants to slip the CD into the drive and answer the prompts,your are probably content with a Red Hat installation. But if you are someone who wants it your own way,you might be looking for a better fit.We’ll show you how to get it.

Although there are more than 300 Linux distributions, it is still the case that the most widely used distributions are members of the Red Hat family: Red Hat Linux, Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and rebuilds of Red Hat distros such as White Box Linux. One common complaint about Red Hat Linux is that it is inflexible – too much software is installed and the setup process doesn’t allow for customizing. This view is held especially by users of distributions that are known for highly customizable installation.

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