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> Can more packages be installed from DVD after minimal/text install?
trwinux
 Posted: Jan 20 2012, 10:10 PM
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I'm installing SL 6.1 on an x86_64 system with NVidia GeForce video chipset. This is my first time installing SL (or any TUV flavor), but thanks to this forum I've learned that there are some well-known issues with SL and nouveau/NVidia drivers, and it seems there's no obvious way to run the full graphical SL installer.

So I ran the basic video install and then downloaded and installed the native nvidia drivers per this post from redman.

Since the basic install only gives a minimal installation, what I'm wondering is, is there a way I can just run the package selection piece of the graphical install, or even use yum to install packages from the DVD, rather than having to download them all from the online repositories?

In my attempts to get a working full installation, I ended up downloading the Live DVD, the Install DVD, and the two "Everything" DVD's. Seems like a waste to use them for no more than a minimal install. Anyone else run into this?
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AndrewSerk
 Posted: Jan 21 2012, 05:14 AM
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Hello trwinux and Welcome to Scientific Linux Forum,

You could create a local repo of the packages included in the install DVD and install from there. I have created a guide on the subject: http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=1344&st=0&#entry9465

Hope this helps,
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trwinux
 Posted: Jan 22 2012, 06:39 PM
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QUOTE (AndrewSerk @ Jan 21 2012, 12:14 AM)
You could create a local repo of the packages included in the install DVD and install from there. I have created a guide on the subject: http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=1344&st=0&#entry9465

Hope this helps,


Thanks very much, Andrew, that's exactly what I needed. Your guide was very easy to follow, and I've got my packages installed not without hogging up my home network for however many hours it would have taken! ~TRW
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 Posted: Jan 23 2012, 04:55 PM
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My pleasure, Glad you found the guide useful. http://th166.photobucket.com/albums/u117/rdshear/Smiley%20Faces/th_smiley-face-thumbs-up.gif
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