[CentOS-devel] LiveCD development

Thiago Avelino

thiagoavelinoster at gmail.com
Sat May 2 11:24:22 UTC 2009

Recalling that we have to put in the line of the kernel (boot)

noapic pnpbios = off

To operate the video driver in some noteboot HP / Dell.

2009/5/1 Dag Wieers <dag at centos.org>:
> Hi,
> I am amazed by the usefulness of the CentOS LiveCD and I would like to
> discuss the scope of the project. Some of the recommendations I made
> go against the original idea of LiveCD project.
> But my (outside) stance on the LiveCD is that it should give the best
> achievable experience possible for people when trying CentOS. To me that
> includes adding drivers that are available in other repositories (which
> are missing from upstream, including wireless firmware, etc...)
> I do agree that as soon as we leave the deliver-what-upstream-has path, we
> may open a can of worms (do we also want to fix known bugs ? replace
> upstream software ? legality ?), so we have to decide what is desirable,
> what is possible and where the project's effort ends.
> What are the various goals of the LiveCD project ?
>  - A way for people to see what hardware is supported by CentOS
>    - with drivers included by upstream only
>    - with drivers that can be added with little effort (to eg. accomodate
>      eeepc and other purposes)
>    - including a tool to send a hardware status report to a central
>      database
>  - A tool for recovering a broken system
>    - include only a few basic tools for debugging
>  - A tool for installing CentOS on a system
>  - A workable environment for people to use day by day
>    - do we want persistent storage
>    - does it need to be installable from Windows
>    - does it include wireless firmware
>  - Provide the tools for people to make their own spins
>    - all sorts of appliances, eg. DVR, rescue, ...
> I am sure we can list more applicable use-cases for this project. And in
> the end we have to agree which fit the LiveCD project (eg. whether we
> make an official CentOS LiveCD and a seperate CentOS-plus LiveCD) and what
> the main priorities are.
> Also, to stimulate the LiveCD development there should be no reason why we
> couldn't release a LiveCD 5.3.1 or LiveCD 5.3.2 if there are compelling
> reasons to make a new respin (and update the mirrors).
> In the end I see a bright future for the LiveCD as the project where
> driver-development (dasha, elrepo), CentOS-based appliances, hardware
> testing, and much more come together. To me it is one of those unique
> opportunities to drive different other projects with a very positive
> attitude as it brings (even more) meaning to CentOS to a lot of
> (new) people.
> Where do we want to go with this and what is realistically achievable ?
> I am thrilled to find out :)
> --
> --   dag wieers,  dag at wieers.com,  http://dag.wieers.com/   --
> [Any errors in spelling, tact or fact are transmission errors]
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