[CentOS] DomU install failure for Centos 5.5 using the "RHEL 5.4 and greater" OS option

Thu Jul 15 15:57:24 UTC 2010
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

David Dyer-Bennet wrote:
> Had some trouble getting Centos x64 installed as a guest in my new Centos
> 5.5 x64 server using Xen (thanks again for all the help getting the
> hardware virtualization turned on and confirmed yesterday!).
> When I chose OS Linux, and whatever they called the detailed OS subtype I
> chose the Red Hat Enterprise 5.4 and greater, and then tried to install
> Centos 5.5, the install started and I got into the graphics installer, but
> when it was supposed to start installing individual packages the whole
> virt-manager and console window hung.  Three times, at that same point.
> (I was monitoring web traffic to the install files it was working from,
> and it wasn't fetching files, either).

Don't look at me - I never use the graphical one; I always start the
installer with "linux text", and I think I can get to some things easier.
IIRC, you can also <alt-F2> or something, and get another shell prompt.