Couple of questions regarding CentOS 7

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Couple of questions regarding CentOS 7

Post by holden » 2016/06/02 06:16:35

Hi

Just a couple of questions before leaving you lot alone :)

1) I prefer to not use gnome classic, but gnome as-is. I suppose that's not a problem, since you only have to select it at gdm login? There are no quirks expected?

2) When I do a fresh install, for an ordinary laptop user, is there any visible difference if I use ext4 instead of xfs, or there's no difference?

Thanks. Setup the multimedia already, and everything works like a charm.

Thanks for a great product. Hope to stay here for long.

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Re: Couple of questions regarding CentOS 7

Post by TrevorH » 2016/06/02 07:56:28

There's no visible difference between ext4 and xfs except that you can shrink ext4.
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Re: Couple of questions regarding CentOS 7

Post by holden » 2016/06/02 09:58:21

Thanks a lot for your answer. If i partition a 500gb disk like this:

500 MB /boot/efi
40 GB /
everything else sans swap /home
4GB swap

In that order, should be OK i presume?

Thanks.

(I'm asking since some distros gad quirks in the sense i had to put swap second after the efi partition... don't know why

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Re: Couple of questions regarding CentOS 7

Post by TrevorH » 2016/06/02 10:05:35

I think you will need a /boot as well though I guess it can be part of / if you prefer.
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Re: Couple of questions regarding CentOS 7

Post by holden » 2016/06/03 11:10:26

Thanks again mr Trevor,

just one more noob question. Siffing through various docs, I can't find something that would in layman terms explain what's the differende between /boot/efi and /boot. Should one come before another?

So for example, can i partition this way:

/boot/efi (500 megs)
/boot (1GiB)
/ (40 Gib)
/home (everything else minus swap)
swap (4GiB, as my ram).

efi and swap use their own fs, so if I make /boot / and /home use xfs, it's okay?

Thanks...

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Re: Couple of questions regarding CentOS 7

Post by holden » 2018/02/21 09:37:30

Just to necromance a wee bit:

On a fresh install of CentOS 7, I see that gnoem is also updated to 3.22. So my question is:

Does the system update/upgrade itself normally to newer point releases, or do you have to download and manually install the new point release the way SUSE does?

Thanks!

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Re: Couple of questions regarding CentOS 7

Post by TrevorH » 2018/02/21 11:26:05

Running yum update will update your system to the latest available packages. You can set up yum-cron to do that automatically though it's not necessarily recommended on production systems.
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Re: Couple of questions regarding CentOS 7

Post by holden » 2018/02/21 12:24:45

Why thank you mr Trevor. There was no doubt in my mind you'll have the answer.

Does the graphical updater do the same thing, or is it really recommended to yum update?

So if i understood correctly, yum update upgrades automatically to a point release and newer DE and packages. Thanks.

(comapred to other distros, that's very painless, I must say).

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