CentOS 5 i386 - The CentOS-5.3 i386 Live CD is released
Posted on: 05/27/2009 09:20 AM

CentOS 5.3 i386 Live CD has been released

This CD is based on our CentOS-5.3 i386 distribution.

It can be used as a Workstation, with the following software:

# openoffice.org 2.3.0
# firefox 3.0.6
# thunderbird 2.0.0.18
# pidgin 2.5.5
# xchat 2.6.6
# gimp 2.2.13

It can also be used as a rescue CD with the following tools:

# memtest86+-1.65
# Full set of LVM and RAID command line tools
# Nmap and NMapFE
# traceroute
# samba-3.0.33 with cifs kernel support to connect to Windows file shares
# System Log Viewer
# GUI Hardware Device Manager

The following packages were removed to reach the 700MB target. You can install them back using the 'yum install' command while running under the LiveCD environment:

# emacs
# k3b
# scribus

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The CentOS Live CD project home page is here:
https://projects.centos.org/trac/livecd/

Live CD build scripts, screenshots, booting from a USB key, custom Live
CD Creation and other information is available there.

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The CentOS 5.3 i386 Live CD is based on the Fedora livecd-tools project:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD

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You can get the CentOS 5.3 i386 Live CD from the CentOS mirrors:
http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/5/isos/i386/

* Filename: CentOS-5.3-i386-LiveCD.iso
* Size: 691MB
* MD5Sum: 54bc01353cc67c4ddfaa7f1bc3b75c0e
* SHA1Sum: 4d01884a67d585b9431336a6db39f7ec66dddc47

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Release Notes:

LiveCD Release Notes:
http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOSLiveCD5.3

CentOS-5.3 Release Notes:
http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS5.3

upstream Release Notes here:
http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/release-notes/as-x86/index.html

CentOS-5 Documentation is here:
http://www.centos.org/docs/5/

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The CentOS Project would like to thank Patrice Guay for the creation of this CD. Patrice heads the CentOS-5/LiveCD project and has contributed much time and efforts into creating and working with the liveCD's on CentOS-5.

We would also like to thank the CentOS QA team for testing this LiveCD and their many suggestions to make it better.

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To stay current with CentOS:

Visit our website at http://www.centos.org/

Join the CentOS mailing list at:
http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos

Catch the Wiki at http://wiki.centos.org

Join various team members on IRC at irc.freenode.net #centos-devel

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And finally, we are looking at a major upgrade for the next release of the CentOS 5 LiveCD, and are taking on ideas, suggestions and code contributions for this. If you have any ideas, do come and talk to us!

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Enjoy,

The CentOS Development Team



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