I'm trying to benchmark the disk throughput of a base CentOS install on my lab XenServer setup, and am installing from the CentOS 6.4 minimal CD. However, the install ISO boots into a text-mode anaconda setup, which only offers me the option to next through some rudimentary setup steps.
From memory, I'm sure the full CD used to allow me to partition, choose mount points and filesystems, but is a massive ISO, with a lot of packages I will probably never use. This minimal one just offers "use the whole disk", "replace an existing linux" and "use free space" and then merrily goes off and creates an LVM volume group, root and data volumes, and formats both as ext4.
Benefits of LVM appreciated and not withstanding, I just want plain old MSDOS-labelled primary ext3 partitions for
/ (and possibly one more for
Do I have to use the full CD for something so simple?