[CentOS] Centos 5.4 on Acer Aspire One

Agile Aspect agile.aspect at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 19:36:45 UTC 2009


I borrowed a USB DVD to do the install of CentOS 5.3 on the Acer One.
Unfortunately I don't know anything about livecd images.

On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 9:01 PM, Frank Cox <theatre at sasktel.net> wrote:
> I currently have my Acer Aspire One netbook set up with Fedora 11.  I
> would like to change it over to Centos 5.4 if I can.
>
> I downloaded the Centos 5.4 i386 livecd image and made a bootable USB
> flash drive out of it.  Unfortunately, when I boot off of that flash
> drive, Grub (I guess) immediately turns the screen entirely white.  If I
> hit a key I can faintly see the outline of "Press tab to change options"
> or words to that effect.  (It's very faint and hard to read against the
> white background.)  That bit of text rapidly scrolls off of the top of
> the screen, so I assume that the rest of the boot-up messages are being
> printed.
>
> Hitting Ctrl-Alt-anyFkey does nothing for a while, then every keystroke
> beeps.  I can't get to a text terminal and I never see anything other
> than a completely white screen.
>
> Am I doing something wrong?  Fedora 11 works fine on this machine, and I
> installed that from a livecd.
>
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