[CentOS] CentOS 5.5/i386/32-bit CD installation hickups

Tue Jul 27 18:25:53 UTC 2010
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Boris Epstein wrote:
> Hello listmates,
> I've got a few older 32-bit PC's that only have a CD drive (no DVD).
> So I downloaded all the ISO's and I thought I'd install CentOS 5.5 on
> this 1.25 GB P-3 (I think, don't remember what CPU it's got right off
> hand, not that it should matter). So I tried it there, got a fatal
> exception. OK, no problem - thinking that maybe  something was wrong
> with that machine I decided to try it on a different one, a P-3 with
> 384 MB or RAM. Same thing happened.
> So here's my question: has anybody successfully installed CentOS 5.5
> on a 32-bit machine (i386) using individual CD's as their installation
> media?
How much memory on the system? You *might* want to check the BIOS for some
weird setting - like the ones I had for OS2 installs....