On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 2:52 PM, Benjamin Franz <jfranz at freerun.com> 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. >> >> 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? >> > > The closest I have is a P3 with 1 GByte of RAM over HTTP using the 5.4 > netinstall CD that I installed several months ago (I keep a local mirror > 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 > would run memtest86+ on them and then try a network install. You can > mount the DVD ISO on loopback on a webserver for an install source. > > -- > Benjamin Franz > > _______________________________________________ > CentOS mailing list > CentOS at centos.org > http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > Benjamin, I just used the netinstall to load CentOS 5.5 from a mounted ISO of the DVD and on one of the machines in question it worked like a charm. Thanks once again for an excellent suggestion. Boris.