[CentOS] CentOS 4.3 i586 install option

Tue Apr 4 19:00:55 UTC 2006
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Tue, 2006-04-04 at 11:11 -0500, Gerald Waugh wrote:
> Johnny Hughes wrote in thread 
>   RE: [CentOS] install CentOS using an external USB cdrom
> Changing Subject to CentOS 4.3 i586 install option
> Last few post on the thread "install CentOS using an external USB cdrom"
>  should have been "serial console install" or similar
> > instead of
> > linux your_options_here
> > use
> > i586 your_options_here
> > (that is w/ the 4.3 version of CentOS ... with versions of 
> > CentOS-4 before 4.3 ... and with CentOS-3 ... nothing special 
> > is required to install on i586)
> Johnny,
> Thanks for the info.
> We do an install from a single custom CD.
> Would I add the i586 option to isolinux/isolinux.cfg in an append
> statement???
> Maybe something like;
>   append i586 ks=cdrom:/ks/custom-config-file <and> <so> <forth> 
> Gerald

In the 4.3 ISO generation, the kernel is named vmlzi586 and the initrd
image is named initi586.img.  You need to use those for an i586 CD ...
if you can't pass it in via the keyboard.

For CentOS 4.2 (or older) and CentOS 3.x, nothing is required ... you
can boot the normal install kernel on i586.  (That was causing issues in
CentOS-4 as 3rd party drivers use i686 ... thus 2 kernels in centos-4.3)

CentOS-3.x boot an i386 BOOT kenrel, so it will do i586 with no

Johnny Hughes
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