CentOS LiveCD 5.4 Release Notes

1. Translations

Translations of these release notes are available for the following languages :

2. Introduction

The CentOS Development team is pleased to announce the availability of the CentOS LiveCD 5.4 for both i386 and x86_64 architectures. These LiveCD are based on our CentOS-5.4 i386 and x86_64 distributions.

You can get the CentOS LiveCD 5.4 from the CentOS mirrors:

ATTENTION: Due to the size of the x86_64 LiveCD, we recommend to burn this ISO image on a DVD rather than a CD media.

We used the tools from the Fedora livecd-tools project to create the CentOS LiveCD 5.4 image. This toolset offers numerous advantages:

3. Packages and Applications

The LiveCD can be used as a Workstation, with the following software:

It can also be used as a rescue CD with the following tools:

4. Known Issues

5. Network Install

There is a "Network Install" option on the Live CD that is the same as our CentOS-5.4-i386-netinstall ISO. This option allows you to perform an FTP, HTTP, CD, Hard Drive or NFS install per these instructions:


(CD, NFS or Hard Drive installs require that you have downloaded the full CentOS tree or ISOs and taken the prerequisite steps to perform these installs per the above instructions, if you only have the LiveCD then you are NOT interested in these options)

If you desire to do a remote HTTP or FTP install from the Internet using the LiveCD, you can pick a mirror that is close to you from these public mirrors:


You can then find the path on that mirror to the "5/os/<arch>/" directory and use the paths for install where <arch> is the desired architecture (i386 or x86_64 for example). If you want to choose the mirror provided by "Linux Kernel Archives", in the above page click on the HTTP link for that mirror, then click 5 -> i386 -> os ... the full path for this mirror would be:


In the HTTP installation, use these paths based on the above mirror:

Server: mirrors.kernel.org
Path:   centos/5/os/i386

Other install locations are available by selecting a mirror close to you.

6. Community Involvement

As a CentOS user there are various ways you can help out with the CentOS community. Take a look at our Contribute page for further information on how to get involved.

6.1. CentOS LiveCD project

The CentOS LiveCD project is where the development of the CentOS LiveCD takes place. Various topics are covered:

6.2. Mailinglists and Forums

Another way you can help out others in the community is by joining one of the mailinglists or forums and actively resolve user problems and discuss solutions with others.

7. Thanks

We thank everyone involved for helping us produce this product. Copyright (C) 2009 CentOS

Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOSLiveCD5.4 (last edited 2014-04-25 14:22:45 by AnssiJohansson)