Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-08-2009, 05:31 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2007
Posts: 25

Rep: Reputation: 15
Cant Upgrade Centos 4.6 to Centos 5.3 with I2O subsystem


I have a supermicro server with I2O running on an old Centos 4.6. I burnt a copy of Centos 5.2 on DVD and tried to upgrade the OS. But strange it didnt saw my harddrives and didnt even prompt to load a new driver of I2O, is there any way around? Strange but 4.6 seems to do this routine.

Thanks and more power

Last edited by crackyblue; 10-08-2009 at 09:12 PM.
Old 10-08-2009, 10:31 PM   #2
John VV
LQ Muse
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 15,076

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
well seeing as it is NOT POSSIBLE to upgrade between MAJOR releases .
this is VERY well covered in the cent docs . VERY WELL COVERED .

do a fresh install.
Old 11-25-2009, 05:02 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2009
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Hi John,

You will have the same problem with a fresh install.

Try to type "linux noprobe" in the prompt at the beginning of the installation. The installer will ask you which device you need. At this moment, select "I2O Block Device" or something like that.

This is happening because this device driver is no longer loaded by default...


centos, i2o, upgrade

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: PV-Grub on CentOS 5.2 PV DomU at Xen 3.3 CentOS 5.2 Dom0 (all 64-bit) LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 10-05-2008 10:12 PM
printer setup from Centos 5 to Vista home prem. on a headless centos pc ncsuapex Red Hat 6 03-10-2008 11:40 AM
LXer: Install CentOS 5 DomU on CentOS 5 Dom0(64 bit) from NFS share LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 11-09-2007 03:41 AM
LXer: CentOS announces CentOS 5 i386 Live CD LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 07-11-2007 07:01 AM
update centos 4 rc1 to centos 4 trou yum? maxut cAos 2 03-04-2005 02:36 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:32 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration