On Tue, 9 Jul 2019 at 14:40, Dave Close <dave at compata.com> wrote: > It appears that CentOS 7 was the last one with a 32-bit version. I'm > trying to install it on an older laptop and having some trouble. I have > CentOS-7-i386-Everything-1810.iso and have verified it. Using either dd > or mediawriter to put a copy on a 16 GB thumb drive seems to work. But > then the laptop reports, "no boot image found". Note that the first 32 KB > of the iso is all zeros, meaning that there is no MBR or partition table > included. > > Depending on the age of the laptop, booting from USB sticks over 8 GB may not be possible. Larger usb images I believe use a different layout format (GPT?) which also may not work with older hardware. I would try a smaller one first and see if that works. > According to the 0_README.txt on the CentOS mirrors, the Everything ISO, > "contains the complete set of packages for CentOS Linux 7. It can be > used for installing or populating a local mirror. This image needs a > 16GB USB flash drive as it is too large for DVD isos... You can burn > these images to a DVD or 'dd' them to a USB flash drive. After the boot > media has been prepared, boot the computer off the boot media." > > Does anyone know what I don't understand about this procedure? > -- > Dave Close, Compata, Irvine CA +1 714 434 7359 > dave at compata.com dhclose at alumni.caltech.edu > "Fairness is a concept that was invented so kids and idiots could > participate in debates." --Dogbert > > > _______________________________________________ > CentOS mailing list > CentOS at centos.org > https://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > -- Stephen J Smoogen.