[CentOS] Cannot get CentOS to install

Michael Peterson mpeterson at mail.charlesfurniture.com
Wed Mar 11 21:27:30 UTC 2009


Lanny Marcus wrote:
> On 3/10/09, William L. Maltby <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com> wrote:
>   
>> On Tue, 2009-03-10 at 16:37 -0500, Michael Peterson wrote:
>>     
>>> I used google but did not come up with anything current to solve my
>>> problem.
>>> I have not tried any other search engines yet.
>>> There is not a search for the CentOS list so I am creating a new post.
>>>       
>
> Using Google to search you can begin with: "site:centos.org" and then
> your search terms
>
> <snip>
>   
>> With only 512MB or ram you will have to use text mode only, IIRC. Also
>> in the archives. There's also some threads that mention noacpi, acpi=no
>> and some other stuff I can't recall.
>>     
>
> I have installed CentOS 5.2 (32 bit) using the graphical install on a
> box with 384 MB of RAM. Slow, but it worked. My daughters box is a P4
> 1.6 GHz with 384 MB of RAM. It will install with 512 MB of RAM, more
> happily. Wife's box and mine have 512 MB of RAM.
>
>   
>>> The hardware is P4 2.8 CPU, 512 MB RAM, 120GB 3ware IDE/PATA RAID HD,
>>> ATI Video, CDRW CD, Dual Nic, Floppy and IDE/PATA Tape drive.
>>>       
>
> Have you tried the CentOS LiveCD on that HW, to see if everything will
> work properly? I haven't had to use any special parameters, to get the
> graphical installs to work on our old Desktop boxes.  If it won't go
> with the LiveCD, try another version....
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The system works properly with the LiveCD.
GUI and network come up fine.
No kernel options needed.



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