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About me

Posted Posted by Patrice Guay in About me     Comments No comments

After completing my studies in Physics Engineering at Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, I chose to reorient my career toward IT systems engineering. Computing has been a passion for me since the age of 13. My interest for this field grew when I discovered the Linux operating system 10 years ago. Rather than being forced to spend money for testing new network configurations and server software, I was free to do it with Linux, a minimal hardware setup and a lot of hours reading available documentation. I definitely appreciate the community spirit of the OpenSource movement. Sharing experience and knowledge has lead to great innovations for the whole IT industry.
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CentOS LiveCD 5.5

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At the end of March 2010, Red Hat released RHEL 5.5. Since then, I’ve been working actively on the creation of the upcoming CentOS LiveCD 5.5. The most notable changes in this release are:

  • Persistence feature: with livecd-tools 014-7 and later, it is possible to create a LiveUSB media featuring a persistent overlay
  • 3.1.1: support for files created with Microsoft Office 2007 or Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac OS X (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx, etc)
  • Improved wireless network adapter drivers: better support for Intel Wireless devices
  • ext4 support: ext4 partitions of your system should now be detected automatically by the LiveCD

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CentOS LiveCD

Posted Posted by Patrice Guay in CentOS LiveCD, Portfolio     Comments 4 comments


A LiveCD is a complete, bootable and operational operating system on a distributable medium. The distribution medium can be various storage media like a CD, a DVD or a USB key. The LiveCD name is a relic of the time when CD was the only available media. LiveCD have the ability to run a complete operating system without the need for a permanent storage like a hard disk drive. Therefore, a LiveCD can be used to test hardware compatibility, recover data or test an operating system without interfering with the already installed operating system.

CentOS LiveCD

The CentOS LiveCD, based on CentOS 5, is available on both i386 and x86_64 architectures from the official mirror page. The tools from the Fedora livecd-tools project were used to create the latest CentOS LiveCD image.

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