[CentOS] CentOS 5 netinstall problem

Mon May 6 10:29:12 UTC 2013
Phil Dobbin <bukowskiscat at gmail.com>

On 05/06/2013 10:30 AM, Phil Dobbin wrote:
> Hi, all.
> I'm attempting to install CentOS 5 via netinstall from
> <mirror.centos.org/centos/5/os/i386> & it gets as far as formatting the
> disk but when it gets to:
> 'Starting install process.
> This may take take several minutes...'
> it hangs forever (well, a couple of hours).
> Dropping down in a console I see it's telling me:
> 'Preparing to install'
> then nothing. 'top' shows activity for Anaconda but very little.
> This is on an old Poweredge 650 with 3GB's of RAM on a secondary drive.
> The primary drive has CentOS 6.4 running on it quite happily so the
> hardware's up to it.
> I chose to install the 'Server GUI' packages because I was curious.
> Maybe herein lies my problem?

Apologies for replying to my own mail but eventually, in fact, very
eventually, it threw up an error about a corrupted Xorg file & I had to
cease the install.

In which case, I'll stick to a minimal install & take it from there. It
does seems to me however that the corrupted file must be actually on the
CentOS mirror (highly unlikely it's on a 14MB netinstall disc) so if
that's the case, it may need reporting to whomever.

If Johnny is reading this, if you furnish me with the necessary details
of how to go about it, I'll Bugzilla it.



currently (ab)using
CentOS 5.9 & 6.4, Debian Squeeze & Wheezy, Fedora Beefy, Spherical &
That Damn Cat, Lubuntu 12.10, OS X Snow Leopard & Ubuntu Precise,
Quantal & Raring
GnuPG Key : http://www.horse-latitudes.co.uk/publickey.asc