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Old 10-03-2007, 02:53 AM   #1
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Install CentOS 5 live CD to Harddisk

hi all

I have problem with my CentOS5 live CD.
Before i could install livecd to my HDD via install option built-in
which display on desktop of Live Cd
But now I could't found that option in CentOs5 Live CD.
How could i install it to my HDD, i don't known how to do it.
I found this file "Readme" from Centos5 live CD is this guide to install it to my HDD. Sorry all, cuz i don't know how to attach a file with my post.
Steps for using the Development Kit environment.

Based on the Adios Development Kit (ADK).

Install the ADK environment:
0. Make sure your kernel has support for squashfs (enabled by default on CentOS 5)
1. Make sure you have a free partition of at least 5Gb in size
2. In your Linux partition, create a subdirectory /root/centos-live
3. Mount the CentOS Live CDROM.
4. Copy the ADK Makefile from the CDROM (/media/cdrom/adk) into /root/centos-live
5. Make sure the 'DEVELDEV' variable of the Makefile points to the free partition
6. Run 'make devel'

To boot the 'DEVELDEV' partition:
0. Move to /root/centos-live
1. Check the 'BOOTLOADER' variable in the Makefile
2. Run 'make live'
3. Reboot your machine and choose 'CentOS Live' from the bootloader menu
4. Modify CentOS Live to your heart's content
5. Reboot back into your normal Linux environment
6. Run 'make normal'

To rebuild the CentOS Live CD:
1. Run 'make menuconfig' # configure the kernel
2. Run 'make kernel'     # rebuild the kernel
3. Run 'make initrd-modules'
4. Run 'make initrd'
5. Run 'make centos-live.sqfs'
5. Run 'make usr.sqfs'
5. Run 'make var.tgz'
6. Run 'make iso'        # create a CDROM iso image

Author:  Patrice Guay

This project is based on the work from the ADIOS team:
Neville Richter, Mark Huth & Lynda Thater
Thanks you
Old 10-03-2007, 08:44 PM   #2
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 Now i don't know even root password of CentOS5 live CD.
I tried root/root or root/centos or root/centos5.. but nothing can got success.
Is there anyone or any document known/wrote about it.

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I downloaded the 5.2 today and the root password was blank.
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i have this issue too. I dont see any way to install off the livecd.

Ddi you ever get an answer?

sorry to revive an old thread..
Old 04-18-2010, 02:17 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by unix1adm View Post
i have this issue too. I dont see any way to install off the livecd.

Ddi you ever get an answer?

sorry to revive an old thread..

I found this:

"The use of the LiveCD as a way to install CentOS 5 on a system is not supported."


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