[CentOS] Is it okay?

Wed Jan 19 21:50:52 UTC 2011
Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>

On Wednesday, January 19, 2011 04:26:57 pm Robert Heller wrote:
> At Wed, 19 Jan 2011 22:00:21 +0100 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 9:09 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> > > the LiveCD will not install the operating system.   It is purely for
> > > demo or diagnostic purposes.
> > But there comes an option "Install to Hard-disk" after we see the Live
> > CD desktop!

> I'm guessing this is much the same as the netinstall CD.  Or else it
> will promptly ask you for installer CD #1 or the installer DVD.

Please see https://projects.centos.org/trac/livecd/wiki/InstallToHardDrive

Yes, it looks like it works; no, it's not officially supported, and reading the page implies you have to build it yourself.  This looks to me like the Fedora LiveCD install method; basically, it copies the LiveCD to the HD and sets things up as if it were installed via kickstart and with the regular installer.

I do remember doing a couple of Fedora installs this way; they are fast, that's for sure.  

There is also a 'Network install' option (see http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOSLiveCD5.5 ) on the 5.5 LiveCD that works the same as the netinstall ISO.  Perhaps that's the Install icon that's being seen here.