Re: [Nolug] CentOS v 5

From: Jimmy Hess <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:32:52 -0500
Message-ID: <>

On 7/11/12, Ron Johnson <> wrote:
> v5 is *ancient*. And that means ancient s/w. If you have a GB or RAM,
> go with v6.3 or at least v5.8.

I would recommend downloading the latest CentOS-6.3-i386-minimal.iso
(or x64) ISO from one of the mirrors on, or use the
.torrent available on the mirrors, to download using Bittorrent.

The RAM requirements of a 32-bit minimal bare install of CentOS 6 with
no Desktop/GUI/X installed are not significantly higher than the RAM
requirements of a 32-bit minimal install of CentOS 5 (for 64-bit,
mem requirements are higher).

You can run the OS whether CentOS 5 or 6 on 256M of RAM, with a
text-mode minimal bare install. Now some hardware components may
require more, and the applications you intend to run on the OS, very
likely will require a bit more, depending on what they are.

Now minimal Linux distros based on 2.4.x kernels can have a
significantly smaller footprint than versions based on a 2.6 kernel,
because there has been a significant amount of kernel bloat added
across several major versions, but no currently supported version of
CentOS is based on a build with a minimal 2.4 kernel (RHEL4/CentOS4
had all support end in February).

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