[CentOS-devel] Help with LiveCD for 6.0

Tue May 24 14:57:56 UTC 2011
Charles Polisher <cpolish at surewest.net>

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> On 05/24/2011 02:23 AM, Jerry Amundson wrote:
> >> http://qaweb.dev.centos.org/qa/node/65
> > I can/will help. What is needed?
> thanks for stepping up.

Ditto that!


> A while back we did a short survey on whats the most popular things that 
> people download as updates from the centos machines and the result 
> basically boiled down to, it would be good to have :
> * C6-liveDVD as a desktop environ
> * C6-liveCD as a trimmed down desktop, focus on system tools, trim docs 
> and other excess stuff ( I guess, use the c5 livecd script for hints)
> * C6-RescueLiveCD with system tools [1]
> And have one of those per arch
> [1] primary aim for this was that it could be deployed via USB media 
> and/or in a PXE environ, also this does not need a 
> install-from-live-media functionality. Also there might be some scope 
> for this RescueLiveCD to be done away from the distro as a part of the 
> cranberry project ( projects.centos.org ). If we are going to bring in 
> things that are not a part of the core distro - it would certainly need 
> go down that route.
> In terms of deliverable: it would be a kickstart and any notes needed to 
> make the build happen. The actual build itself will happen inside the 
> CentOS Buildsys ( and for the first time, in sync with the main distro 
> build! )

A friend has always had a beef with CentOS live CD that it
hadn't provided an option for "I like it, now do a real, full
installation to the hard drive". I'm not clear as to if your
comments covered such. Is this an envisioned use-case? If not,
was this usage included in the survey? I could be talked into
further research/implementation if this is on target.

Charles Polisher