CentOS 5 i386 Live CD
Posted on: 07/10/2007 03:17 PM
The CentOS Development team is pleased to announce the availability of the CentOS 5 i386 Live CD.
This CD is based on our CentOS-5.0 i386 distribution.
It can be used as a Workstation, with the following software:
It can also be used as a rescue CD with the following tools:
1. Full set of LVM and RAID command line tools
3. Nmap and NMapFE
4. Graphical Traceroute
5. samba-3.0.23c with cifs kernel support to connect to Windows file shar
6. System Log Viewer
7. GUI Hardware Device Manager
The CentOS 5 i386 Live CD is based on the ADIOS Live CD Project:http://os.cqu.edu.au/adios/adk.html
This CD has a non writable /usr directory, which means it is not able to have software installed on it after boot up. The CentOS team is working hard to create a Live CD for CentOS 5 that is based on the Fedora Live CD Project (that is writable in all directories and even able to be used for installs) ... unfortunately we were not able to get this working with CentOS 5 for this release. We hope to get that Live CD working by the release of CentOS 5.1.
That means that the purposes of this CD are to see if CentOS will boot/work on your hardware, to test some of the features of CentOS as a workstation, and to use as a Rescue CD. It does not contain all the features of the 7 CD CentOS 5 Distribution on one CD
The CentOS Project would like to thank Patrice Guay (http://www.nanotechnologies.qc.ca ) for the creation of this CD. Patrice did the Tao Linux live CDs in the past and graciously donated his time and effort to make this one too.
You can get the CentOS 5 i386 Live CD from the mirrors listed here:http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/5/isos/i386/
Please see the CentOS specific release notes here:http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS5.0
detailed 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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