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Old 11-11-2009, 08:44 AM   #1
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CentOS install question


I was looking at this link
http://www.howtoforge.com/installati...tos5.1-desktop

But I dont see that screen. I only get the login screen.
I want to install it not run off the cd. I downloaded this code.

http://mirrors.combinetworks.com/centos/5.4/isos/i386/
The live CD. Top one in the list.

Any idea how i can install this?

I did find an option for a network install but this is a stand alone pc. I tried it but it keep saying CentOS is not on the disk... But it is.

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Old 11-11-2009, 08:50 AM   #2
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I was looking at this link
http://www.howtoforge.com/installati...tos5.1-desktop

But I dont see that screen. I only get the login screen.
I want to install it not run off the cd. I downloaded this code.

http://mirrors.combinetworks.com/centos/5.4/isos/i386/
The live CD. Top one in the list.

Any idea how i can install this?

the top link images are that of an installation cd.
you will not see that upon first boot of a live cd. you can only install from the live cd after you have logged in. the live cd allows you to evaluate before you install
the live cd and the installation cd(s) are not the same thing
 
Old 11-11-2009, 09:01 AM   #3
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thank you. How do I install from the live CD then? I did not see an installer on the DT.
 
Old 11-11-2009, 09:03 AM   #4
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thank you. How do I install from the live CD then? I did not see an installer on the DT.
def should be an install to hard drive option


Code:
https://projects.centos.org/trac/livecd/attachment/wiki/Snapshots/installer-desktop1.png
 
Old 11-11-2009, 11:47 AM   #5
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i wish it did but i dont see that on the desktop or on the disk.
 
Old 11-11-2009, 01:07 PM   #6
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what a pain in the butt this is... I tried the 6 cd method and when i go to install it just reboots..

i put the live cd in and selected network install then put in disk 1 when asked. seems to be moving on.. Ill keep you posted..

hopefully someone else can learn from my fun

spoke to soon get an abnormal exited error.. i give up on this os... back to fedora i guess
 
Old 11-11-2009, 01:35 PM   #7
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now when i try to load i get

loading initrd.img .... isolinux: Disk error 80 AX= 4280, drive 9F
 
Old 11-11-2009, 01:58 PM   #8
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what a pain in the butt this is... I tried the 6 cd method and when i go to install it just reboots..

i put the live cd in and selected network install then put in disk 1 when asked. seems to be moving on.. Ill keep you posted..

hopefully someone else can learn from my fun

spoke to soon get an abnormal exited error.. i give up on this os... back to fedora i guess
no, dont give up. centos is a very good and stable operating system. fedora is ok as a test or development box.
why dont you do an install from a dvd? download the iso and burn to disk
 
Old 11-11-2009, 02:13 PM   #9
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must be bad code i tried several other images and i get various errors..
Ramdisk : compressed image found at block 0
crc error
vfs: cannot open root device "<null>" or unknown-block(8,3)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
kernel panic - not syncing: vfs: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,0)
 
Old 11-12-2009, 12:25 AM   #10
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Are you sure these aren't bad burns? I always get my DVDs from a company, so I know they're good, and only a few dollars.
 
Old 11-12-2009, 08:54 AM   #11
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well after many hoops I managed to get the network installer to run HOWEVER.... i get an error of could not find some tcp package. So I dont know . I am going to try and burn a new set from a different mirror
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:13 AM   #12
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i finally got this to install. I had to get code from another mirror. looks like the other was bad.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:49 AM   #13
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i finally got this to install. I had to get code from another mirror. looks like the other was bad.
nice one...check out the centos wiki howtos....you wont regret the installation
 
  


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