Centos 5.1 Live CD

Feb 19, 2008

The makers of the free enterprise Linux, Centos, have released version 5.1, the latest version of their distribution on a Live CD.

This is the first release to use the Fedora project’s Live CD tools. The two projects have closer ties than a single toolkit: Centos is created from GPL-licensed source code by Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL); the Fedora community project is sponsored by Red Hat as a test bed for new developments in RHEL.

Thanks to the new production application, the image of the Centos 5.1 Live CD can now be booted from a USB stick. The software collection is from Centos 5.1 and thus matches that of RHEL 5.1.

As the Live CD also has a wide-ranging collection of LVM and raid tools, as well as Qtparted and Samba 3.0.25b, the Centos project says that it is perfect as a rescue CD. The ISO image is available for downloading from the Centos mirror servers.

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