[CentOS] CentOS 5.1 x86 medium installation problems

Mon Apr 7 13:51:50 UTC 2008
Ioannis Vranos <ivranos at freemail.gr>

Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Monday 07 April 2008 14:19, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
>> Anne Wilson wrote:
>>> On Monday 07 April 2008 12:38, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
>>>> Hi, I had downloaded CentOS 5.1 x86 DVD image, and although it passed
>>>> sha1sum or md5sum test and I burned it verifying it, installation
>>>> failed.
>>>> Also if I recall correctly, when I tested the medium during install, it
>>>> failed although as I said the media was verified.
>>>> ==> The same things happen with Scientific Linux 5.1 x86 installation
>>>> DVD, so perhaps it is a Red Hat EL 5.1 x86 DVD issue?
>>> I installed from the CentOS 5.1 x86 DVD image without a problem, so maybe
>>> it is a post-install problem.   What exactly happened that makes you say
>>> that it failed?  How far did you get, and what was the failure?
>> It was some time ago, and don't recall all details. I thought it was a
>> CentOS 5.1-specific issue, but when I had to reinstall and used
>> Scientific Linux 5.1 it didn't work either. I will redownload CentOS 5.1
>> x86 and will run it under vmware, so as to report the issues in the list.
> If neither worked, it doesn't sound like a download issue (agreeing with you 
> that it verified.)  What exactly 'didn't work'?

Regarding SL 5.1 x86 DVD being the case as the most recent that I
retested it under vmware, the image passed the sha1sum check, burned it
and verified at the same time with nerolinux, but during installation
the "medium checking" showed "FAILED", and when I proceeded with
installation something very bad like kernel-panic (but not sure if it
was kernel-panic) occurred and it rebooted.

I have checked my system with memtest86+ 1.70 with no problems found
with the default tests.

Now I am redownloading the CentOS 5.1 x86 DVD install image, and I will
use the image itself first as a virtual DVD under vmware, and will try
to verify the medium during install and see if it proceeds OK with

If it succeeds, I will burn it to a DVD-RW and retry the same things.

SL 5.0 x86 DVD and CentOS 5.0 x86 DVD work OK.