[CentOS] Installing 32-bit CentOS 6 on a new Lenovo System x3650 M5 server?

Sat May 14 17:14:30 UTC 2016
Alfred von Campe <alfred at von-campe.com>

> On May 13, 2016, at 16:39, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> On 5/13/2016 1:27 PM, Alfred von Campe wrote:
>> Is there any known incompatibility with the latest 32-bit (i386) CentOS 6 and the latest Lenovo x3650 M5 servers?  I’ve been running i386 CentOS 6.X on 3 year old x3650 M4 servers without any issues.  Our development environment has not been ported to 64-bit (x86_64) yet, so we are stuck using i386 for another few months.
> you do know, x86_64 runs i386 apps as long as you install the suitable i386 libraries, right?

Yes, but we have to change all of our Makefiles to use -m32 and there are some other issues as well.  We are moving towards 64-bit but are not quite there yet, and I thought I would initially install 32-bit CentOS 6 on our x3650 M5 system as I did on the x3650 M4 systems.

>> When I try to boot from the netinstall ISO image I just get a “Boot Failed” message. Has anyone had similar issues, and more importantly, figured out a way to workaround it?
> you might try the minimal ISO.   thats my default install image, then I use yum to install everything my environment needs.

I have a completely automated installation via kickstart, so I usually just use the net install ISO image,  but I will try the minimal or perhaps even the LiveCD ISO when I am back in the office on Monday.