[CentOS] I need help with CentOS installation on a Core 2 Duo Laptop

Jussi Hirvi greenspot at greenspot.fi
Wed Nov 19 13:03:33 UTC 2008

Ralph Angenendt (ra+centos at br-online.de) kirjoitteli (19.11.2008 14:29):
>> I've tried to install CentOS 5.2 on Core 2 Duo T5750 2.0Ghz laptop
>> but what happens is every thing hangs up when anconda system installer
>> starts. So I tried PCLinuxOS in it's text-based installer it detects
>> the CPU core 1 and when it try to detected the other one system gets
>> stuck. I tried these same two distro's  on another PC that have a AMD
>> X2 CPU on this PC I didn't had that problem everything went smoothly.
> Try installing with "linux acpi=off" (as the kernel command line for
> syslinux).
> The kernel which gets installed should be able to handle the system
> after installation, the installer kernel sometimes has a few problems.

Also the following option might be necessary: pci=nommconf

That is, for example
    linux acpi=off pci=nommconf

- Jussi

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