[CentOS] Network Install Problems

Nick Wales nick at nexusproductions.com
Thu Nov 3 17:46:43 UTC 2005

Jim Perrin wrote:

>On 11/3/05, Nick Wales <nick at nexusproductions.com> wrote:
>>Installation over the network has seemingly failed, for the second time.
>>Everything goes smoothly until about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way through the
>>downloading packages stage, at which point it hangs (both times its been
>>8% through a package, not sure if this is of any significance, 1st time
>>cups and now gawk).
>>I set the install to look on the mirror.centos.org site and use the
>>centos/4/os/i386 folder.
>mirror.centos.org is actually a round-robin dns setup that points to
>about 8 seperate machines that are located all over. One of them may
>not be accessible from your network segment for some reason. For
>network installs, it's best to have a local mirror, but failing that,
>you should pick something close and fast off the mirror list on
>centos.org to eliminate any potential blockages from hopping back and
>forth between machines. For network installs without a local mirror,
>it might be to your advantage to choose a mininal install, and use yum
>install/groupinstall to get the rest of what you want after you have a
>system installed and functional.

many thanks Jim, not only did that make a lot of sense, it worked first 

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