Size Of Netinst ISO

Home » CentOS » Size Of Netinst ISO
CentOS 3 Comments

I was wanting to set up a CentOS 6 virtual machine using the netinst iso image. I’ve done this for CentOS 5 before but I was surprised to see that the size of the netinst iso had gone from +/- 10Mb to 227Mb. I was therefore wondering if I had the right file? If so, why did it get 22x bigger then the previous version?


3 thoughts on - Size Of Netinst ISO

  • The difference ist that the second installer stage has been included in the iso. As a result you only need this iso to boot into rescue mode. With the old CentOS 5 iso you could boot it but in order to do anything you had to first have to connect to a mirror to get the second installer stage.


  • Also, when comparing MAJOR versions of CentOS (that is 5.x to 6.x)
    please remember that there is a fairly major time difference between these releases when compared to other non-enterprise Linux versions. Doing 5.x to 6.x is like comparing Fedora 6 to Fedora 12. That is a fairly big jump in technology.