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Old 02-07-2014, 03:52 PM   #1
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gnome won't start


Hi,

I downloaded and installed CentOS 6.1 on an old laptop, 2.0-GHz Celeron mobile, 1GB RAM, 120GB HD, using CentOS-6.1-i386-bin-DVD1 and CentOS-6.1-i386-bin-DVD2. The installation ran and finished without a problem. When I was asked to reboot after installation I did. During the installation I chose to customize and in the Desktop package, I selected Desktop with a foot to its left.

When the system rebooted, I got a bar at the bottom of the screen with three color until the bar is all white. Then instead of gui starting, I get the following:

CentOS release 6.1 (Final)
Kernel 2.6.32-131.0.15.e16.i686 on a i686
localhost login

I typed root and password, then init 5, it stopped at

starting kdump [FAILED]

What can I do to fix it?
 
Old 02-07-2014, 04:15 PM   #2
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try the minimal iso instead! depending on your countries mirror - in sweden it would be here.
 
Old 02-07-2014, 07:49 PM   #3
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I got CentOS 6.5 to work on the same laptop but had to change rghb to nomodeset at boot up. Can this be fixed? I was hoping to get a version of CentOS to work on this laptop without me modifying it's boot up.

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Old 02-08-2014, 07:09 AM   #4
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I was hoping to get a version of CentOS to work on this laptop without me modifying it's boot up.
what's wrong with doing that?
 
Old 02-08-2014, 04:04 PM   #5
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I just reinstalled CentOS 6.5. starting kdump [FAILED], yet gnome started. What could cause this?
 
  


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