[Centos] RHEL / Mini-ITX

Lance Davis lance at uklinux.net
Fri Oct 8 21:08:41 UTC 2004

On Fri, 8 Oct 2004, Lee W wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> I'd be grateful if anyone can help with a couple of queries I have.
> Recently I downloaded Centos 3.3 and cannot get it to install I my system.
> The system I am using to install is a based on an original EPIA Mini-ITX
> m/board.  At a certain point in installing it comes up with an error saying
> something like "system not supported".  Can anyone advise if they have got
> Centos installed sucessfully on an ITX system?  In truth I am not surprised
> that it doesn't work as I guess it is not what you would original have seen
> as being used for an Enterprise Server, but lack-of-space at home prevents
> me from having a full server.

The epia processors emulate i586 , which is unsupported by rhel3 .

It is possible to get it to work, but it is quite alot of work.

> The other query I have relates to differences between RHEL and Centos.  I
> originally downloaded Centos as a means of studying for the RHCE/T
> certification given that I cannot afford the cost of the
> commercial/supported version. Can anyone point me to a summary of what is
> missing from Centos compared to the Red Hat Enterprise release and therefore
> may potentially hamper my studies.  The site briefly mentions that "Non-free
> packages, such as those encumbered by a non-redistributable copyright or
> trademark, are altered to avoid infringement".

Nothing is missing, there is the addition of yum as an updater/package 


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