Linux Advocate wrote: >> The hardware is P4 2.8 CPU, 512 MB RAM, 120GB 3ware IDE/PATA RAID HD, >> ATI Video, CDRW CD, Dual Nic, Floppy and IDE/PATA Tape drive. >> >> > if you could install centos 3 on this hardware, then centos 5.x should work...any error messages from the console? > > _______________________________________________ > CentOS mailing list > CentOS at centos.org > http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > Yes, there are several error messages when anaconda fails before it says the system can be restarted. I will try the acpi suggestion and if that fails I will take down the anaconda lines from both fails and submit them for review. On a Core 2 Quad HP server I had to provide many kernel parameters to get CentOS 5.2 to install but RHEL 5.3 went up without a hitch. Hopefully CentOS 5.3 once released is close enough to RHEL 5.3 with the CentOS changes that it will work on newer equipment better also. I plan to use it as a teaching and production OS at my jobs.