[CentOS] Installation problems on old IBM server

Will McDonald wmcdonald at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 09:28:13 UTC 2005

I've installed WBEL4 (so CentOS should be fine too, though it could be
that some support has been droped from respin 2?) on a few xSeries
eServer 300s without any problems at all as far as I can remember. Are
those the systems you're talking about?

Some of the larger xSeries boxes have given me problems with PXE and
Kickstart but I'm sure I've performed PXE/Kickstart and CD-based
installs on e300s.

Can you boot into "linux rescue" from the CD? Does "linux text" get
you any further?


On 30/11/05, HaraldFinnås <spamcatcher at lantrix.no> wrote:
> I'm trying to install CentOS 4.2 on an old IBM x300 server, but it hangs
> during the boot from cd. The last entries I can see before it dies are the
> two "agpgart" lines. I've been playing around with bios settings (video
> settings and serial settings since the serial driver is the next thing going
> on in the kernel) and boot params (noapic, acpi=off etc) but I just can't
> get this thing up and running. It's been working like a charm (and still
> does) with CentOS 3.
> Any tips?
> Regards,
> Harald
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