[CentOS] Cannot get CentOS to install

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Fri Mar 27 23:10:35 UTC 2009


on 3-27-2009 1:07 PM Michael Peterson spake the following:
> JohnS wrote:
>> On Wed, 2009-03-25 at 14:15 -0500, Michael Peterson wrote:
>>   
>>> JohnS wrote:
>>>     
>>>> On Mon, 2009-03-23 at 15:21 -0500, Michael Peterson wrote:
>>>>
>>>>   
>>>>       
>>>>> I would really like to get CentOS 5.2 or 5.3 installed on the system if 
>>>>> there is a work around.
>>>>>     
>>>>>         
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>>>> What are you using to burn the CDs? How old is the CD Drive that your
>>>> are using to install? How old is the cable? Last thing strip it down to
>>>> the bare minimum harwdare and install?
>>>>
>>>> JohnStanley
>>>>       
>>   
>>>>   
>>>>       
>>> I burned the CD images on Windows using Roxio and an AOpen DVD Read/ 
>>> CDRW drive.
>>>
>>> The burned CD's test fine in more than one system.
>>> I do have to test them with ide=nodma to get them to pass.
>>>
>>> The CD Drive and IDE Cable on the system I am trying to install is 5 
>>> years old.
>>>
>>> I searched the CentOS site and mailing list for similar issues and found 
>>> one dating back to last year.
>>> The anaconda errors were similar.
>>>
>>> I finally got 5.2 to install and the fix was to tell the kernel to 
>>> ignore the ide tape device.
>>> The tape drive is on hdd and the following allowed me to do a GUI 
>>> install with 512 MB.
>>>
>>> linux ide=nodma hdd=none
>>>     
>> Just currious does the tape drive work since install? Would like like to
>> know the brand of it also for reference.
>>
>>   
>>> I thought I would post my result so that this request for help could be 
>>> closed.
>>>
>>> Thanks for having this list to provide the avenue to a solution.
>>>     
>> JohnStanley
>>
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> 
> I have used mt and cpio to access the tape drive with and they work fine.
> 
> The tape drive is an ECRIX VXA-1a ATAPI TAPE drive.
It must resemble a hard drive just enough to confuse the installer.


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