CentOS 5.8

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS 5.8 for the i386 and x86_64 architectures. CentOS 5.8 is the eighth update to the CentOS 5 distribution series. It contains a lot of bug fixes, updates and new functionality. Known issues: as of CentOS 5.7 the installation kit is split into two DVDs; there is a MultiLib issue with dbus-1.1.2-16 (i386 and x86_64) – they can not be installed at the same time due to a conflict of the file /etc/dbus-1/system.conf; there is a known issue with the tg3 kernel driver using VLANs (802.1q) and at least one Broadcom chipset; there is a known issue with the smartmontools and the 2.6.18-308 kernel where ‘hard drives behind a SAS controller can get dropped’; there is a known issue with the latest nfs-utils in EL 5.8 where invalid warnings are given on NFS mounts for rpc.idmapd and/or rpc.gssd

CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor. CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policy and aims to be 100% binary compatible. (CentOS mainly changes packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork.) CentOS is free.

CentOS is developed by a small but growing team of core developers. In turn the core developers are supported by an active user community including system administrators, network administrators, enterprise users, managers, core Linux contributors and Linux enthusiasts from around the world.

This VMWare image lets you try it out without installing it or even rebooting your machine, and works in the Free VMWare player.

Base OS CentOS
Version 5.8
Disk Size 16Gb
Memory 1024Mb
User Login vmplanet
User Password vmplanet.net
Root Password vmplanet.net
Compressed Size 725Mb
Uncompressed Size 1.6G
filename VMplanet-CentOS-5.8.7z
sha1sum eef74ab98a69ec7eb329a13c366f0396843eeb28
md5sum 2d74d47aa10c0a76ab8e1888f838003f
Download URL CentOS 5.8 VMware Image