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CentOS 6 (x86_64) - with Updates HVM | 2002_01

Linux/Unix, CentOS 6 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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    Rafael Dantas Gomes

Root partition has only 8GB

  • October 31, 2014
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This image is good, with a minimal installation. But it's impossible to increase root partition..
xvda 202:0 0 18G 0 disk
└─xvda1 202:1 0 8G 0 part /


Still some major unsolved issues.

  • October 29, 2014
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- root login only out of the box - this can be fixed, but it's more foot work for every users.

- Still very, very difficult to resize root partition. This is very painful, the only practical workaround is fix this partitioning situation manually and keep those large AMIs ($$$). CentOS on HVM is the only linux OS I am aware of that insists on partitioning the root partition like this when the root partition is resized (to 100G in this case):

root@ip-172-31-20-225 ~]# lsblk
xvda 202:0 0 100G 0 disk
└─xvda1 202:1 0 8G 0 part /

This makes nearly impossible to automate the deployment of those images on a larger root partition. The disturbing thing is that this is done right with the Paravirtual CentOS AMIs and root partitions can be resized at instance launch time and adjusted with simply running 'resize2fs'. This is maddening for those of us that cannot live with a default 8G root partition because we run software that insists very hard on using more space there.

Hope this can be addressed eventually.

    Administrator in Computer Software

Free Clone of RHEL

  • October 01, 2012
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
CentOS is literally a free version of RHEL. The community takes RHEL and strips it, and then releases it.
What do you dislike?
It is always a month or two behind major RHEL releases, and not all functionality can be clone (such as the virtualization)
Recommendations to others considering the product:
CentOS is right for you if your wallet is closed and you need a server up and running ASAP. It has the stability and features of RHEL and the community support behind it.