CentOS 6.1 released
Posted on: 12/10/2011 10:14 AM

CentOS 6.1 has been finally released

Release for CentOS-6.1 Minimal i386 and x86_64
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of
CentOS-6.1/minimal for i386 and x86_64 Architectures.

The minimal install iso media is an alternative install to the main
CentOS-6.1 distribution and comes with a trimmed down, preselected rpm
list. However, it still runs off the standard installer, with all the
regular features that one would expect from the main distribution,
except the rpm selection screen has been disabled. Running an install
from this media will not allow you to change the rpms selected for install.

Release Notes for this media can be found at :
http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOSMinimalCD6.1

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Download

SHA256SUMs :

07a86e905f4c389eb92d4e5a04d0a2c4e583dbcbf2243781107273117b31628c
CentOS-6.1-i386-minimal.iso

971fb86182814c7a4e4712d37831a87a28611b5332af1efa6322b818ae6a0d48
CentOS-6.1-x86_64-minimal.iso

The ISO files are avilable at :

http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/6/isos/i386/
http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/6/isos/x86_64/

Since the size for these files is relatively small, no torrent files are
being released.

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NOTES:

We have tried to test this install for most deployment roles, including
VMs and physical machines. And with lvm, mdraid, iscsi and dm-multipath
environments.

These images also contain the complete recovery and rescue environment
found in the main distribution.

You should be able to use these images from CD media, DVD media, USB
storage devices.

We do not recommend these images be used with kickstart files written
for the main CentOS distro images.

An install will setup yum to work with the regular default CentOS 6.1
repositories. Once the installed machine instace boots it should work
just like a regular CentOS machine, with only the bare minimal rpms
installed. All package management, networking and storage related
functionality should already be in place.

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There is no upstream Minimal media product.

These ISOs only contains content found within the primary CentOS-6.1
distribution. No package from outside the distribution was included and
no package has been changed from whats included in the base distribution.

We appreciate all forms of feedback about these images, including
specific application inclusion requests or feature changes in future
releases. The best place to provide this feedback is via the
centos-devel mailing list ( http://lists.centos.org/ ) and feature
requests via the issue tracker ( http://bugs.centos.org/ ).

Special thanks to Manuel Wolfshant for requesting and then doing a lot
of the work to make the minimal disk images happen; And everyone on the
CentOS QA team who contributed their time and resources towards testing
these images.

Enjoy!

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Karanbir Singh
The CentOS Project

Release for CentOS-6.1 LiveDVD i386 and x86_64
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-6.1
LiveDVD for i386 and x86_64 architectures.

Detailed Release Notes are available at
http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOSLiveDVD6.1

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Overview

The CentOS-6.1 LiveDVD is meant to be a Linux environment suited to be
run directly from either DVD media or USB storage devices. It does not
need any persistent storage on a machine, which also makes it a suitable
recovery environment.

The LiveDVDs are setup to run as full desktop environments and include
most of the applications used in this role.

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Download

SHA256SUMs :

f2ccfa6ead6ddf9c27ba14d240b1a422c9d7577c7a74320a5975f7a788715ddc
CentOS-6.1-x86_64-LiveDVD.iso

41910fdd51407c3bd329577891e25d24671568160b77876f44875fb87efe80e6
CentOS-6.1-i386-LiveDVD.iso

The CentOS-6.1 LiveDVD is released to all external mirrors and available
for download now. List of mirrors is available at these urls :

http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/6/isos/i386/
http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/6/isos/x86_64/

Due to the size of these DVDs, torrents have also been released and are
being seeded at this time. The torrents are available at:
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/isos/x86_64/CentOS-6.1-x86_64-LiveDVD.torrent

http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/isos/i386/CentOS-6.1-i386-LiveDVD.torrent

Once you download the images, its important to verify contents using the
sha256sum utility, against the published sums here.

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Notes

You can now install the Live environment to your hard disk (which wasn’t
possible with the 5.x Live medias). Please note that you need more that
512Mb of ram to be able to use that ‘install to hard drive’ feature (If
you have less than 512Mb of ram, you can install to disk but in
text-mode, meaning that instead of clicking on the desktop icon, you
have to launch a gnome-terminal and launch the ‘liveinst’ command from
within the terminal)

There is no upstream Live media product. The Live media produced within
the CentOS Project is based on and around the livemedia tools from the
Fedora Project.

These LiveDVD only contains content found within the primary CentOS-6.1
distribution. No package from outside the distribution was included and
no package has been changed from whats included in the base distribution.

We appreciate all forms of feedback about these LiveDVD, including
specific application inclusion requests or feature changes in future
releases. The best place to provide this feedback is via the
centos-devel mailing list ( http://lists.centos.org/ ) and feature
requests via the issue tracker ( http://bugs.centos.org/ ).

Special thanks to Fabian Arrotin for taking up the LiveCD and LiveDVD
efforts, and to everyone on the QA team who worked through the issues
and helped build, test and release these images.

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Karanbir Singh
The CentOS Project



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