[CentOS] Can't install CentOS4
sir_funzone at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 17 16:27:45 UTC 2005
--- Ajay Sharma <ssharma at revsharecorp.com> wrote:
> Karanbir Singh wrote:
> > Ajay Sharma wrote:
> >> My email server is running CentOS 3 and I can't
> upgrade it to
> >> CentOS 4 using the CD's. At first I thought it
> was the old
> >> Megaraid card (that's no longer supported), so I
> replaced that with
> >> a new card. I've tried ISO's from CentOS 4, 4.1
> and now 4.2 which
> >> I've tested and booted in other machines. Just
> not this one.
> > if the cd-rom wont boot this machine, when it does
> boot on another
> > machine - the most likely cause would be bad
> cd-rom or cd-rom cant
> > read cd-media.
> I guess that's possible, but wouldn't it crap out on
> the "Loading
> vmlinuz....." part? It freezes up right in the
> middle of kernel
> hardware detection phase.
> > you could try booting over the network using PXE
> or just use the
> > kernel+initrd from the pxe images, add them to the
> local grub loader,
> > boot into a network install.
> It certainly something to try....
> > remember that there is no CentOS3 to CentOS4
> upgrade path, you need
> > to boot with the 'upgradeany' option and force
> CentOS4 onto the
> > machine.
> > Perhaps, as has already been suggested, a fresh
> install might be
> > better ?
> Whoops, I forgot to mention that in my email. I'm
> not upgrading the
> machine, I'm going to wipe it out and install a
> clean copy of CentOS4.
> I only broght up CentOS 3 to show that the machine
> isn't 'broken' and
> I'm able to install linux on there. It just doesn't
> like CentOS 4 for
> some reason.
> Tony Wicks wrote:
> > If you are having too many problems upgrading and
> don't want to start
> > from scratch, why not stay put on Centos3.x ?
> Just to be clear, I am starting from scratch. When
> I boot from the CD
> it loads fine but then freezes right after the
> kernel says something
> about the AGP video card.
> And I want to upgrade for the 2.6 kernel and I also
> want to put reiserfs
> on this server. The machine is getting a little old
> and I think this
> will help the performance for the next year or two
> before we retire it
> for good.
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I would try the swapping of cd-rom, i have had weird
stuff like this happen in the past and soon as i did a
swap out of the cd-rom that problem disappeared.
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