[CentOS] "installation method" (CentOS 5.2)

Herta Van den Eynde herta.vandeneynde at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 07:12:07 UTC 2008

2008/7/8 MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com>:
> On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 2:15 AM, Herta Van den Eynde
> <herta.vandeneynde at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2008/7/7 MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com>:
>>> This is normal for the graphical installation.
>> Is it?  5.1 starts up an X-server and asks these questions in a
>> graphical screen.
> You might want to check that.  IIRC, every time I have actually
> installed CentOS from the DVD/CD, it goes into the pseudo-graphical
> text mode for disk test, language and keyboard, and /then/ it starts
> up the X server to do the rest.
> That's how I remember it worked when I installed 4.4 and then 5.0 on
> my home desktop, 5.1 on my laptop (and once on my aux desktop at home)
> and 5.2 here at work....
> Cheers.
> mhr

Within the past month, I've done 5 installs of CentOS 5.1 on Dell
servers via their DRAC interface.  They all behaved as I described.

Kind regards,


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