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Old 02-01-2011, 05:14 AM   #1
htongaria
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Problem installing CentOS 5.5 from DVD


Hi All,

I have downloaded the following CentOS 5.5 DVD iso files and burn the same using Nero Express:

1. CentOS-5.5-x86_64-bin-DVD-1of2.iso (4.09 GB)
2. CentOS-5.5-x86_64-bin-DVD-2of2.iso (412 MB)

I am trying installing it on a Dell Vostro 1400 laptop.

I could boot the machine successfully with the DVD 01. After selecting the Installation method as "Local CDROM" it says:

CD Not Found:
The CentOS CD was not found in any of your CDROM drives. Please insert the CentOS CD and press OK to retry

and it ejects the DVD in a splash. I tried mounting the DVD in a DVD drives in Windows XP SP2 and it is showing the content correctly. I also tried mounting the iso file with PowerISO Virtual Drive manager in Windows XP SP2 and it is mounting well.

I tried many times but of no success. Earlier I tried the following also (before downloading the DVD image files):

1. I successfully installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server Edition on the same machine.
2. The same machine is also working fine with CentOS 5.5 Live CD.

Please suggest.
 
Old 02-01-2011, 05:29 AM   #2
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Hi,

You can try instead network installation
http://www.if-not-true-then-false.co...-installation/
 
Old 02-01-2011, 07:31 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply.

Actually I have already put effort downloading the DVDs using the torrent. If I go for network-install option, it will again choke my bandwidth. Is there a way to utilize the DVD iso files (already downloaded) for installing the CentOS 5.5 on my laptop.

Otherwise I would need to download all the eight CD Image files.
 
Old 02-04-2011, 01:10 AM   #4
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No answers to my question and finally I have downloaded the entire 8 CD set and installing CentOS 5.5 x86.

One more thing I would like to ask:
Is there any use of the DVDs I downloaded earlier. Why was the DVD Set put in there for download through torrent? Is it not wasting people's valuable time in downloading 4.5 GB Data. Especially for Newbies who do not know much about the type of installation.

Anybody out there?
 
Old 02-04-2011, 01:59 AM   #5
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These are direct dvd downloads
http://www.centos.org/modules/tinyco...ndex.php?id=30

When I burn iso's from winsxp I use cdburnerxp it works well.
I've also been reading that burning iso's at a slow speed actually minimalizes errors.
 
Old 02-04-2011, 03:01 AM   #6
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I think there is some confusion out there.

Let me explain once again:

1. I had downloaded the following DVD image files and burnt them to the DVD media
i. CentOS-5.5-x86_64-bin-DVD-1of2.iso (4.09 GB) (On a DVD media)
ii. CentOS-5.5-x86_64-bin-DVD-2of2.iso (412 MB) (On a CD Media as it asked for)

2. I successfully boot the machine using DVD 1of2
3. I then selected option 1 from there (Install CentOS in GUI mode)
4. Further I chose the location, keyboard and language
5. The it asked for the type of installation and the options were:
1. CD ROM
ii. HDD
iii. FTP
iv. HTTP... etc.
6. When I selected the CD ROM as installation type. It just did an eject in a flash and said that the CD Drive does not contain correct CentOS installation CD ROM. Although I could mount the disk properly and was able view the files and directory structure but still was not able to install from it.

Here are the content of the DVD 1
-----------------------------------------------------
epodata <DIR>
mages <DIR>
entOS <DIR>
solinux <DIR>
OTES <DIR>
PL
ELEASE-NOTES-cs
ELEASE-NOTES-cs.html
ELEASE-NOTES-de
ELEASE-NOTES-de.html
ELEASE-NOTES-en
ELEASE-NOTES-en.html
ELEASE-NOTES-en_US
ELEASE-NOTES-en_US.html
ELEASE-NOTES-es
ULA
ELEASE-NOTES-fr
ELEASE-NOTES-fr.html
ELEASE-NOTES-ja
ELEASE-NOTES-ja.html
ELEASE-NOTES-nl
ELEASE-NOTES-nl.html
ELEASE-NOTES-pt_BR
ELEASE-NOTES-pt_BR.html
ELEASE-NOTES-ro
ELEASE-NOTES-ro.html
PM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5
PM-GPG-KEY-beta
RANS.TBL
treeinfo
ELEASE-NOTES-es.html
discinfo
-----------------------------------------------------

Now do you still say that my DVDs are wrongly burnt?

My question: Is there any use of those DVDs?
 
Old 02-04-2011, 03:08 AM   #7
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My question: Is there any use of those DVDs?
I doubt it, as you downloaded 8 disk set and the dvd's didn't work for you.
 
Old 02-04-2011, 05:50 AM   #8
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It was not let me install through DVD that's why I downloaded 8 CD Set

Now installation from CD set went OK.
 
Old 02-04-2011, 06:00 AM   #9
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I have a nice set of coasters that I need to get rid of. Even if you can extract packages from them they're probably outdated with all the updates that come after a while. Most of them are over a year old.
 
Old 02-04-2011, 07:10 AM   #10
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The question still exists:

If we can not do installation from DVD isos then why is it available for download?
 
Old 02-04-2011, 08:07 AM   #11
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The DVD is usually OK.

The list in post # 6 : It's all wrong.
epodata <DIR>
mages <DIR>
entOS <DIR>
solinux <DIR>
OTES <DIR>
etc. etc. : The first letter in all file names is missing.

It should be :
repodata <DIR>
images <DIR>
CentOS <DIR>
isolinux <DIR>
NOTES <DIR>
etc.

A corrupt image ? Or just a bad burn ?

..

Last edited by knudfl; 02-04-2011 at 08:09 AM.
 
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:11 PM   #12
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The first char was truncated from each line. It was copy-paste error.
The actual files are:

Volume in drive E is CentOS_5.5_Final
Volume Serial Number is D2DE-48C0

Directory of E:\

06/05/2010 01:34 <DIR> repodata
04/05/2010 17:35 <DIR> images
06/05/2010 01:28 <DIR> CentOS
04/05/2010 17:35 <DIR> isolinux
04/05/2010 17:35 <DIR> NOTES
01/10/2009 05:48 18,009 GPL
28/04/2010 15:20 655 RELEASE-NOTES-cs
28/04/2010 15:20 1,401 RELEASE-NOTES-cs.html
28/04/2010 15:20 839 RELEASE-NOTES-de
28/04/2010 15:20 1,571 RELEASE-NOTES-de.html
28/04/2010 15:20 694 RELEASE-NOTES-en
28/04/2010 15:20 1,367 RELEASE-NOTES-en.html
28/04/2010 15:20 694 RELEASE-NOTES-en_US
28/04/2010 15:20 1,367 RELEASE-NOTES-en_US.html
28/04/2010 15:20 788 RELEASE-NOTES-es
01/10/2009 05:48 212 EULA
28/04/2010 15:20 852 RELEASE-NOTES-fr
28/04/2010 15:20 1,641 RELEASE-NOTES-fr.html
28/04/2010 15:20 766 RELEASE-NOTES-ja
28/04/2010 15:20 1,565 RELEASE-NOTES-ja.html
28/04/2010 15:20 706 RELEASE-NOTES-nl
28/04/2010 15:20 1,433 RELEASE-NOTES-nl.html
28/04/2010 15:20 752 RELEASE-NOTES-pt_BR
28/04/2010 15:20 1,480 RELEASE-NOTES-pt_BR.html
28/04/2010 15:20 801 RELEASE-NOTES-ro
28/04/2010 15:20 1,473 RELEASE-NOTES-ro.html
01/10/2009 05:48 1,504 RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5
01/10/2009 05:48 1,512 RPM-GPG-KEY-beta
06/05/2010 01:36 7,048 TRANS.TBL
27/04/2010 05:35 417 .treeinfo
28/04/2010 15:20 1,619 RELEASE-NOTES-es.html
04/05/2010 17:35 106 .discinfo
27 File(s) 51,272 bytes
5 Dir(s) 0 bytes free
----------------------------------------------------------

My question stands still there.
 
Old 02-06-2011, 08:04 PM   #13
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If you have external DVD drive, you should try to use external DVD drive. I have encounter same problem with Dell hardwares.
I am not saying your internal DVD drive is not working. Normally, CentOS is using older sysresccd image to build installer CD.
 
  


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