I just did a minimal network install this morning. I downloaded the 7 meg iso for the boot cd, and used Stanford.edu for the os source. It took me about an hour to get a minimal machine booted. I ran yum update and installed httpd after that. I don't think I'll download the CD's or the DVD anymore...(Unless I'm going somewhere remote...) If this box is able to get to http or FTP, I'd try that. Yum install whatever else you need after you get booted.... I just needed a quick box for a test, and didn't want to download CD's (no DVD drive) Dennis -----Original Message----- From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Ioannis Vranos Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 2:54 PM To: CentOS mailing list Subject: Re: [CentOS] CentOS 5.1 x86 medium installation problems OS: Ubuntu 7.10 x86. Unfortunately I still got the problem. I downloaded the CentOS 5.1 x86 DVD image, it passed the md5sum/sha1sum tests, I burned it with nerolinux with verification, I copied all the contents of the burned DVD to a hard disk directory successfuly, it passed the media test during installation and then I got the screenshot attached error message. vmware version: 6.03 with IDE virtual hard disk.