[CentOS] Kernel panic from install CD

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Jun 26 17:51:00 UTC 2008

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>> you can run the 5.1 installer, with extra repo's for 5.2's base repo.
>> This is interesting....
>> Where do I specify the 5.2 base repo http url?
> This is where I tell you to run the GUI installed, and add the url at 
> the 'most appropriate place', like when it asks you if you want extra 
> / external repos's
OK, I will try this next.
>> Can I load from the 5.1 install CD, going to askmethod and just point to
>> the 5.2 base repo URL?
> what did you try and how did you fail ? Specially interesting would be 
> when you tried the 5.1 installer from the 5.2 cd's. 
I tried a 'standard' 5.2 install. I booted from 5.2 CD 1of6 and at the 
prompt supplied:

linux askmethod (my plan was to select http to access my 5.2 local repo).

The 5.2 kernel was loaded off the CD and promptly got a Kernel Panic.

Thus if were to try and mix 5.1 with 5.2, I HAVE to start the install 
with the 5.1 10f6 CD. Then I either point to the 5.2 local repo URL or 
point to the 5.1 local repo URL and then supply the 5.2 repo as 'extra'. 
I suspect the former will fail as it will install the 5.2 kernel and 
that gets the Kernel Panic...

sniff. I REALLY need to get these DecTOPs up and working I committed to 
a demo of SIP over HIP at the IETF the end of July....

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