[CentOS] Can't install CentOS4 [SOLVED]
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Thu Oct 20 14:55:06 UTC 2005
Ajay Sharma wrote:
> John Hinton wrote:
> I fixed my problem by booting with "linux agp=off". That's how I got
> the kernel to ignore AGP and start up. I still haven't gone through
> the full install, that's a project for this weekend. I imagine that
> I'll have to add the agp=off string to the grub bootloader line.
Now I'm curious.. :) Does this machine have a AGP slot? Or onboard
video? Is it an old or new box? Anaconda does seem pretty headstrong
about finding an AGP interface.
I 'really' hate to say this... and really I guess I'm spoiled a bit, but
darn if Anaconda isn't getting more finicky than winblows. Then again,
years ago... a linux install could sometime require a sacrifice of your
first child... and there wasn't much support for any peripherals beyond
the 'most' common printers.. (about 3 of them IIRC). Seems we've peaked
with ease of install and are on a downward path again. But, in all
fairness, we 'know' what's happening at boot.. have a way to fix issues.
Sometimes I think windows if full of 'work-a-arounds' that lets the
machine run without using <insert fancy fast hardware name here>. And
the manufactures all know they must do windows drivers.
One of my DL380s... a dual 666 ran just fine on 4.0 and then wouldn't
boot in smp after I think the first kernel upgrade. The single processor
mode ran fine. I added apm=off noapic to grub... and dual mode now works
fine. It just seems a bit odd that what was supported is suddenly gone.
I guess they work really hard to keep the kernel size down or something
and older device support gets removed. But gee, on the upside, it sure
was 'easy' to fix!!!
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