[CentOS] "installation method" (CentOS 5.2)

Herta Van den Eynde herta.vandeneynde at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 09:15:41 UTC 2008

2008/7/7 MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 2:54 AM, Herta Van den Eynde
> <herta.vandeneynde at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm trying to install CentOS 5.2 on a Dell PE 1850 via the DRAC 4
>> card, with CentOS-5.2-i386-bin-1of6.iso mounted as virtual media.  At
>> the boot prompt, I hit <Enter>, which should start the graphical
>> installation, but it starts off with a text installation.  I am asked
> This is normal for the graphical installation.

Is it?  5.1 starts up an X-server and asks these questions in a
graphical screen.

>> - whether I want to test the media, which I skip
>> - what language I want to use - I select English
>> - what keyboard I have - I select us
>> - the installation method - "What type of media conatins the packages
>> to be installed?"
> This is NOT normal - that's from the network installation option....
> Just FYI - I know this isn't the cause of your problem, but thought
> you should know.
> mhr

Thanks, it confirms what I suspected.  Now if I only knew why.

Things are getting curiouser and curiouser.
After installing 5.1, I mounted the 5.1 iso image through DRAC.
/var/log/messages reports "Jul  8 12:56:23 dsrv546 kernel: cdrom: This
disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!"
But if I connect the 5.2 iso image, nothing gets logged.

Kind regards,

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