[CentOS] CentOS 5.1 x86 medium installation problems

Mon Apr 7 14:57:35 UTC 2008
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

Ioannis Vranos wrote:
> Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>> 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
>>> installation.
>>> 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.
>> ALSO ... if doing to VMWare, you can just point to the ISO file as a
>> CDROM and boot from it directly.
>> Try to install from that and see if it passes the media test.
> As I said above, this is what I am going to do first.
>> That should help determine if the problem is a bad DVD image when burned
>> or some kind of kernel boot issue.
>> Not passing an md5sum/sha1sum can be caused by many things, some of
>> which are hardware based but do not affect the install.
> In my case the sha1sum/md5sum tests are succeeding.

Well ... one of them is succeeding (the one on the file before you 
start) and the other is not.  The internal media check is comparing the 
burned ISO to an embedded md5sum that was added at build time.

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