William L. Maltby wrote: > On Tue, 2009-03-10 at 16:37 -0500, Michael Peterson wrote: > >> I used google but did not come up with anything current to solve my problem. >> I have not tried any other search engines yet. >> There is not a search for the CentOS list so I am creating a new post. >> > > See below - it's really hard to find. > > >> I have tested the CentOS 5.2 and RHEL 5.3 CD's and they passed. >> I had to use linux mediacheck ide=nodma to get them to pass. >> The newest releases seem to most times fail with just linux mediacheck. >> > > Try making the media after padding the iso image with about 300k of > zeros. When you search the archives (there is a search - I'll mention > below) there are a couple of threads about this. > > >> I have tried linux ide=nodma and >> linux text ide=nodma after trying >> linux and >> linux text >> >> Anaconda fails on both CentOS 5.2 and RHEL 5.3 in all cases. >> > > With only 512MB or ram you will have to use text mode only, IIRC. Also > in the archives. There's also some threads that mention noacpi, acpi=no > and some other stuff I can't recall. > > >> The system I am trying to install on is running CentOS 3.x. >> >> 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. >> >> Please provide any options to the kernel that I should try besides the >> ones mentioned above that fail. >> <snip> >> > > For your google searches, go to the advanced section and specify > centos.org. That gets what's in the archives. To search directly from > CentOS site, click "Search" on http://centos.org/ > > HTH, > The system I am trying to install on boot with out problems or errors on the 5.2 Live CD. Gui works Firefox and Network work I tried the options mentioned and more and get the same errors. They are: Starting graphical installation ... Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 900, in ? iutil.makeDriveDeviceNodes() File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py". line 264, in makeDriveDeviceNodes isys.makeDevinode(device, "dev /%s" % (device,)) File "/usr/lib/anaconda.isys.py", line 422, inmakeDevInode _isys.mkdevinode(name,fn) SystemError: (2, 'No such file or directory') install exited abnormally [1/1] sending termination signals ... done The RHEL 5.3 boot disk is the same as above except the line 900 is 924. I have tried text and GUI and ide=nodma pci=noacpi with both.