[CentOS] Cannot get CentOS to install

JohnS jses27 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 19:26:05 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-03-25 at 14:15 -0500, Michael Peterson wrote:
> JohnS wrote:
> > On Mon, 2009-03-23 at 15:21 -0500, Michael Peterson wrote:
> >
> >   
> >> I would really like to get CentOS 5.2 or 5.3 installed on the system if 
> >> there is a work around.
> >>     
> > ---
> > What are you using to burn the CDs? How old is the CD Drive that your
> > are using to install? How old is the cable? Last thing strip it down to
> > the bare minimum harwdare and install?
> >
> > JohnStanley

> >   
> I burned the CD images on Windows using Roxio and an AOpen DVD Read/ 
> CDRW drive.
> The burned CD's test fine in more than one system.
> I do have to test them with ide=nodma to get them to pass.
> The CD Drive and IDE Cable on the system I am trying to install is 5 
> years old.
> I searched the CentOS site and mailing list for similar issues and found 
> one dating back to last year.
> The anaconda errors were similar.
> I finally got 5.2 to install and the fix was to tell the kernel to 
> ignore the ide tape device.
> The tape drive is on hdd and the following allowed me to do a GUI 
> install with 512 MB.
> linux ide=nodma hdd=none

Just currious does the tape drive work since install? Would like like to
know the brand of it also for reference.

> I thought I would post my result so that this request for help could be 
> closed.
> Thanks for having this list to provide the avenue to a solution.


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