LiveCD description

The following two ISO images can be used either to create bootable CDs or as virtual CDs accepted by HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLo) and Inteligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI).

The livecd-pxe version implements a preboot execution environment (PXE) and that helps in case a large number of servers need to be installed in the same network segment.

imageminimal
architectureamd64
downloadlivecd-tiny-2017.01-amd64.iso
size68 Mbytes
release date2017-01-19
checksumslivecd-tiny-2017.01-amd64.iso.DIGESTS

imagePXE
architectureamd64
downloadlivecd-pxe-2015.02-amd64.iso
size120 Mbytes
release date2015-02-06
checksumslivecd-pxe-2015.02-amd64.iso.DIGESTS


How to check the download

In order to check the integrity of your downloaded file run sha512sum on the .iso and compare it to the values within .iso.DIGESTS

  sha512sum livecd-tiny-2017.01-amd64.iso
  cat livecd-tiny-2017.01-amd64.iso.DIGESTS

Burn a CD

'cdrecord' can be used to burn the ISO image onto an empty CD:

  cdrecord livecd-tiny-2017.01-amd64.iso # or
  cdrecord livecd-pxe-2015.02-amd64.iso

grub2 interface

The '-tiny' iso image can be directly booted from grub2.

copy the file to /boot:
  mount /boot     # optional
  cp -f livecd-tiny-2017.01-amd64.iso /boot
  ln -fs livecd-tiny-2017.01-amd64.iso /boot/rescuecd
add a menuentry to the grub.cfg file: (in this case /boot is the /dev/sda1 partition)
menuentry 'rescue' {
  set iso=(hd0,msdos1)/rescuecd
  loopback loop ${iso}
  linux  (loop)/isolinux/bzImage root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=squashfs loop=image.squashfs cdroot net.ifnames=0 isoboot=rescuecd
  initrd (loop)/isolinux/initramfs.igz
}

pxelinux interface

The contents of livecd-tiny-2017.01-amd64.iso can also be used as a rescue system bootable from a PXE environment

you will have to unpack all the contents of livecd-tiny-2017.01-amd64.iso into a 'simplexcd' directory in your tftp root and add these lines to 'pxelinux.cfg/default':
label simplexcd 64bit
  kernel /simplexcd/isolinux/bzImage
  append initrd=/simplexcd/isolinux/initramfs.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=squashfs cdroot net.ifnames=0 netboot=http://10.212.0.3/simplexcd/image.squashfs
replace '10.212.0.3' with the IP from where a web server that is able to provide the image.squashfs file obtained above.