Installation step: during the main installation you are able to choose and install packages dealing with the base system. This means the kernel stack, a minimal network stack and a graphical environment.
Graphical Environment : by default, Mandriva Enterprise Server 5 proposes to install a light Gnome graphical environment. You can also choose a very light one such as IceWM, but this system also operates smoothly without a graphical environment.
Truly minimal install installs the absolute minimum number of packages necessary to get a working Linux system. With this installation, you will only have a command-line interface. urpmi will not be installed !
If you choose to install packages individually, the installer presents a tree structure containing all packages classified by groups and subgroups. While browsing the tree, you can select entire groups, subgroups, or individual packages.
If a server package has been selected, either because you specifically chose the individual package or because it was part of a group of packages, you are asked to confirm that you really want those server packages to be installed. By default, Mandriva Linux automatically starts any installed services (servers) at boot time. Even if they are safe and have no known issues at the time the distribution was shipped, it is entirely possible that security holes were discovered after this version of Mandriva Linux was finalized. If you don't know what a particular service is supposed to do or why it's being installed, then click .
The Show automatically selected packages option is used to disable the warning dialog. These appear whenever the installer automatically selects a package to resolve a dependency issue. Some packages depend on others and the installation of one particular package may require the installation of others. The installer can determine which packages are required to satisfy a dependency and to successfully complete the installation.
The little floppy disk icon at the bottom of the list allows you to load or save the list of packages. This is useful if you have a number of machines that you wish to configure identically. Click on this icon and select whether you wish to Load or Save the list of packages, then select the medium in the following screen and click on .