On Thu, 2018-04-19 at 18:59 -0400, Stephen John Smoogen wrote: > On 19 April 2018 at 05:04, Always Learning <centos at u68.u22.net> wrote: > > Comfort-ability is not my criteria. The BIOS is supposed to be 4 or 5 > > years old. It won't boot from DVDs, yet it will boot from zip disks and > > other historic relics (LH120, I think one of the other choices was). I was shocked when it would not install from a DVD. > As with others.. this sounds 15 years old. If it says it is 4 or 5 > years old.. I would be more leery of the hardware than torrents. Can't explain the "relic" new BIOS received in February 2013. > Get a cdrom with CD1 data as this installs 99% of my systems I have > dealt with. [I think out of a couple hundred, that 2 or 3 needed > anything from the second disk when installing some obscure thing.] The > second disk is mostly stuff you can install later. If you need more > than that, you need to mirror the distribution locally and set up a > pxe/tftpboot system which points to that mirror. Thank you. I like your idea of doing a DD from DVD1 to a USB stick and installing from the USB. Have a nice day. -- Regards, Paul. England, EU. England's place is in the European Union. Exclusively Windoze-free for circa 10 years. Exclusively Centos with great pleasure and happiness.