[CentOS] I need help with CentOS installation on a Core 2 Duo Laptop

Ralph Angenendt ra+centos at br-online.de
Wed Nov 19 12:29:10 UTC 2008


Sadaruwan Samaraweera wrote:
> Hi,
> 
>  I've tried to install CentOS 5.2 on Core 2 Duo T5750 2.0Ghz laptop
> but what happens is every thing hangs up when anconda system installer
> starts. So I tried PCLinuxOS in it's text-based installer it detects
> the CPU core 1 and when it try to detected the other one system gets
> stuck. I tried these same two distro's  on another PC that have a AMD
> X2 CPU on this PC I didn't had that problem everything went smoothly.

Try installing with "linux acpi=off" (as the kernel command line for
syslinux).

The kernel which gets installed should be able to handle the system
after installation, the installer kernel sometimes has a few problems.

Cheers,

Ralph
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