We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-6.4
LiveCD and LiveDVD for the i386 and x86_64 architectures.
Detailed Release Notes are available at http://wiki.CentOS.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOSLiveDVD6.4 and http://wiki.CentOS.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOSLiveCD6.4
The CentOS-6.4 LiveDVD and LiveCD are meant to be a Linux environment suited to be run directly from either Optical media or USB storage devices. It does not need any persistent storage on a machine, which also makes it a suitable recovery environment.
The Live media are setup to run as full desktop environments and include most of the applications used in this role.
The CentOS-6.4 Live media is released to all external mirrors and available for download now. List of mirrors is available at these urls :
Due to the size of these DVDs, torrents have also been released and are being seeded at this time. The torrents are available at:
http://mirror.CentOS.org/CentOS/6/isos/x86_64/CentOS-6.4-x86_64-LiveDVD.torrent http://mirror.CentOS.org/CentOS/6/isos/x86_64/CentOS-6.4-x86_64-LiveCD.torrent http://mirror.CentOS.org/CentOS/6/isos/i386/CentOS-6.4-i386-LiveDVD.torrent http://mirror.CentOS.org/CentOS/6/isos/i386/CentOS-6.4-i386-LiveCD.torrent
Once you download the images, its important to verify contents using the sha256sum utility, against the published sums here.
You can now install the Live environment to your hard disk (which wasn?t possible with the 5.x Live medias). Please note that you need more that
512Mb of ram to be able to use that ?install to hard drive? feature (If you have less than 512Mb of ram, you can install to disk but in text-mode, meaning that instead of clicking on the desktop icon, you have to launch a gnome-terminal and launch the ?liveinst? command from within the terminal)
There is no upstream Live media product. The Live media produced within the CentOS Project is based on and around the livemedia tools from the Fedora Project.
These LiveCD and LiveDVD only contains content found within the primary CentOS-6 distribution. No package from outside the distribution was included and no package has been changed from whats included in the base distribution.
We appreciate all forms of feedback about these LiveDVD, including specific application inclusion requests or feature changes in future releases. The best place to provide this feedback is via the CentOS-devel mailing list ( http://lists.CentOS.org/ ) and feature requests via the issue tracker ( http://bugs.CentOS.org/ ).