Scientific-Linux 6.4 Released

Urs Beyerle recently announce the availability of Scientific Linux 6.4, the one of Red-Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 clone that governed by the community (besides of CentOS). This is the release announcement on their Mailing-list:


Scientific Linux 6.4 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)



Alternatively use a public mirror or torrent:


– software based on SL6.4
– spice-xpi, system-config-printer, libsmbclient and foomatic were removed from LiveCD


– 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 sl-addons:
yum –enablerepo=sl-addons install liveusb-creator
– To build your own LiveCD use livecd-tools from sl-addons:
yum –enablerepo=sl-addons install livecd-tools


– kernel 2.6.32-358.2.1.el6
– xorg 1.13.0
– gnome 2.28
– firefox 17.0.5
– thunderbird 17.0.5
– icewm 1.2.37 (LiveMiniCD)
– libreoffice (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
– rxvt-unicode (only MiniCD)
– gparted
– gdisk
– NetworkManager-openvpn
– NetworkManager-vpnc
– NetworkManager-pptp
– vpnc-consoleuser
– kmod-reiserfs
– reiserfs-utils


– 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 set CUPS server
– hostname=name set 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
– eject eject LiveCD/DVD at shutdown

More information can be found at

Urs Beyerle

Wagiman Wiryosukiro

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