[CentOS] Supermicro X7DVL-E and Xeon L5320 installation problems

Chris Boyd cboyd at gizmopartners.com
Mon Oct 8 17:43:17 UTC 2007

On Oct 8, 2007, at 12:34 PM, Chris Mauritz wrote:

> Chris Boyd wrote:
>> Tearing our hair out on this one.  Trying to install CentOS 5  
>> x86_64 on a Supermicro X7DVL-E with 2 Xeon L5320 quad core CPUs,  
>> 3Ware SATA RAID controller in a mirrored setup and 4 GB of  
>> memory.  Installation crashes at random places while copying the  
>> files.  We've run memtest86 for 24 hours without any errors,  
>> replaced the RAID controller, motherboard and disks, but still no  
>> luck.
>> Any thoughts, hints or LARTs appreciated.
> I had similar issues on a recent install.  It turned out to be  
> errors on the install media (which I have gotten lazy about  
> checking).  I reburned the DVD (with verify enabled this time) and  
> it worked just fine afterwards.

Oops--forgot to mention that we have tried other media and veriifed  
the CDs we're using.

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