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Old 06-22-2015, 03:33 AM   #1
Raafat
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Unhappy Stuck in installing Centos 7 on Windows 7. How to return to windows??


I was trying to install centos on windows so I downloaded the iso image and I used unibootin to make a bootable usb device. After installing on my usb drive it asked me to reboot so I confirmed. I have no experience in this and I'm getting: "dracut:/# " so I wanted to exit and I typed exit but I got this:

dracut-initqueue[4173]: Job for dracut-emergency.service failed. See 'systemctl status dracut-emergency.service' and 'journalctl-xn' for details.
dracut-initqueue[4173]: Warning: Not all disks have been found.
dracut-initqueue[4173]: Warning: You might want to regenerate your initramfs.

I tried ctrl+alt+delete this takes me to the main menu: install centos 7, test his media and install centos 7, troubleshooting. All these lead me back to the installation. I also tried exit and ctrl+d but I get ":#/logout" and a new line. I'm stuck here and I need to get back to my windows. How can I do this? Please help!
 
Old 06-22-2015, 05:13 AM   #2
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hope....

IF you have not written the HD yet, getting back only requires removing the USB device and rebooting. The power button seems extreme, but should do the job.

On reboot, you might want to adjust the bios/IPL/boot settings: see if it has an option to present a boot menu each boot. Most of my machines do (not all) and I display that for at least 5 seconds to allow me to pick the current boot mendia (usb or HD) on startup.

Things MAY be much more interesting if you have written disk. Please let us know.
 
Old 06-22-2015, 05:29 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. I actually decided to install centOs on a Vmware to be on the safe side. But I'm unable to accomplish this because I'm getting this error "This virtual machine is configured for 64-bit guest operating systems. However, 64-bit operation is not possible." This process is very frustrating but I'm trying to solve it out :/
 
Old 06-22-2015, 09:20 PM   #4
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Easier to solve.

Generally I only download and install 32-bit iso images in vmware or virtualbox, unless my resources are massive. Unless you can allocate move than 4G to a container, there is little point.

You might consider using the live-cd image and install from that. I do not recommend that for most hardware installs, but it has some neat advantages for a virtual guest.
 
  


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