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Scientific Linux Live 6.2

Scientific Linux Live CD/DVD 6.2 has been released for i386 and x86_64.
Scientific Linux 6.2 LiveCD, LiveMiniCD and LiveDVD are officially released. They are available for 32-bit and 64-bit and come with following window manager

LiveMiniCD - icewm LiveCD - gnome LiveDVD - gnome, kde, icewm

Software was added from rpmforge, epel and elrepo (see EXTRA SOFTWARE) to include additional filesystem support (ntfs, reiserfs), secure network connection (openvpn, vpnc, pptp), filesystem tools (dd_rescue, ddrescue, gparted, gdisk), and better multimedia support (gstreamer-ffmpeg, flash-plugin)

DOWNLOAD
- http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/livecd/62/i386
- http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/livecd/62/x86_64
Or
- http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.2/i386/iso
- http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.2/x86_64/iso

Alternatively use a public mirror or torrent:
- http://www.scientificlinux.org/download/mirrors
- http://www.osst.co.uk/Download/scientific/livecd/?id=28
- software based on SL6.2
- build with Fedora livecd-tools 13.4
- kmod-ndiswrapper removed
- system-config-printer added
- gdisk added
- flash-plugin installed per default

NOTES
- For SL6 the way how the LiveCD was built has completely changed. It is now based on the Fedora LiveCD Tools.
- If you install the LiveCD to hard drive, the installation of the live image is done by anaconda similar to the normal SL6 installation. All changes done during LiveCD usage are lost.
- You can install the LiveCD on an USB stick with persistent changes using liveusb-creator included in SL6.
- To build your own LiveCD use livecd-tools from SL6.

SOFTWARE
- kernel 2.6.32-220.4.1.el6
- xorg 1.7.7
- icewm 1.2.37
- gnome 2.28
- firefox 3.6.26
- thunderbird 3.1.18
- openoffice.org 3.2.1 (only on LiveDVD)
- kde 4.3.4 (only on LiveDVD)
...

EXTRA SOFTWARE (repo sl-livecd-extra)
- fuse-sshfs
- ntfs-3g
- ntfsprogs
- dd_rescue
- ddrescue
- iperf
- flash-plugin
- gstreamer-ffmpeg
- gparted
- gdisk
- NetworkManager-openvpn
- NetworkManager-vpnc
- NetworkManager-pptp
- vpnc-consoleuser
- kmod-reiserfs
- reiserfs-utils
- rxvt-unicode (only MiniCD)

BOOT PARAMETERS
- live_ram copy entire Live image to RAM (takes a few minutes)
- noswap do not use SWAP partition found on hard drive
- pw=any_password set password
- noautologin disable auto login
- automount enable auto mounting (rw) of all found hard drives
- user=username username of local user, default is liveuser
- cups=server the CUPS server
- hostname=name set the hostname
- check verify LiveCD before booting
- liveinst directly start graphical installation to hard drive
- textinst directly start text based installation to hard drive
- overlay=UUID= defines the UUID of the USB device used for persistent overlay
- rdinitdebug debug dracut boot process

More information can be found at http://www.livecd.ethz.ch

Urs Beyerle

Created by riehecky
Last modified 2012-02-17 10:03 AM
 

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