[CentOS] Install Help

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 21:56:42 UTC 2010

On 3/3/2010 3:17 PM, Slack-Moehrle wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have a new system that is dual AMD's. I have a CentOS 5.4 x64 dvd.
> I power on the machine
> It boots to the CentOS media I had in the dvd drive
> I start the install
> it comes up and asks me where I have CentOS, I select 'Local CD' and I get that a message saying CentOS install files cannot be found. Strange because it boots to it!
> What could be the issue?

Booting works through bios.  After that, the OS drivers have to take 
over.  It sounds like the kernel you booted didn't recognize the dvd 
drive.  That used to be common but I haven't seen it in years.  Is there 
anything unusual about the drive or controller.

> I have 1 320gb Sata Drive connected to onboard Sata and that is where I want to install.
> The DVD drive is connected IDE to the mobo
> I have two 3ware raid cards each can handle 8 drives, but I have not put drives in yet. I am just trying to make sure everything works before I go that route. The 16 drives will be storage only. Linux Software Raid.
> Any thoughts?

If you have some other server to hold the image you should be able to do 
a network install.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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