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

Tue Jul 27 19:43:02 UTC 2010
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Benjamin Franz wrote:
> On 07/27/2010 11:18 AM, 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.
> of the CentOS tree). That worked fine for me. My first thought on a
machine that old would be either flaky memory or or a flaky CD drive. I
Good thought. I had a *lot* of trouble with one older 32-bit system a few
months ago - I could *not* get it to install from the DVD. I finally used
my USB key, and that worked. Of course, for any other purposes, the drive
worked fine.