[CentOS-devel] Live CD for CentOS 5

Patrice Guay patrice.guay at nanotechnologies.qc.ca
Sun Jun 10 14:45:31 UTC 2007

I am currently building a Live CD for CentOS 5.  I am using the tools 
from the livecd-tools project [1].

Here is my setup:
- A workstation with CentOS 5 i386
- dosfstools 2.11-8 [2]
- livecd-tools 009-3 [2]
- pykickstart 1.0-1 [2]
- syslinux 3.36-2 [2]

To create a live CD, you need a kickstart configuration file[3].

You also need to increase the maximum number of open files:
# ulimit -n 65535

Then, you can start the creation process (~30 minutes):
# livecd-creator --config=centos-livecd-desktop.ks

For more information regarding livecd-creator, you can read the Fedora 

I am still trying to find the optimal combination of software for the 
live CD. Any help would be appreciated.

[1] http://git.fedoraproject.org/?p=hosted/livecd
[2] These packages are available at 

Patrice Guay

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