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

Tue Jul 27 18:40:22 UTC 2010
Boris Epstein <borepstein at gmail.com>

On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 2:25 PM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
> 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....
>         mark


Thanks for replying. Like I said, there have so far been two systems,
one with 384 MB RAM and one with 1.25 GB of RAM. Both get what appears
to be the same (or similar) exception.