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Old 03-13-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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Booting linux install problem.


I have a few older pc's and I am wanting to install Centos on them. they are either not reconizing the boot disk and says no boot device found or begins to boot and gives a failure or says disk is bad. I have tried re-burning ISO's either using CDR's and the DVD's and the same problem presits. Is there any known reason why the install fails on boot?
 
Old 03-13-2011, 04:45 PM   #2
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Have you ran any checks on your hard drives? Sounds like either the drives are going bad, or you might need to reconfigure your BIOS.
 
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Have you ran any checks on your hard drives? Sounds like either the drives are going bad, or you might need to reconfigure your BIOS.
I have like 3 pc's doing it. i Have tried different scenarios. Changing memory, hard drives, re-burning cd's different versions of the distro. What in the bios could be different or effect the boot besides the boot order? It will boot sometimes to the load screen of linux and when I press enter to install, is will begin to load to the next step and then the pc's would reboot. Sounds kinda like hard ware but 3 pc's different disks and version? just kinda weird. That's why I have reached out and asked for help here.
 
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How old are the computers? And have you tried any other distros other than centos?
 
Old 03-13-2011, 05:15 PM   #5
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How old are the computers? And have you tried any other distros other than centos?
I usally use older computers because they are cheaper and I don't need a monster server to run. For example I have a Pentium 3 with 512k Ram as a primary DNS server. It has ran perfect for over 6 years. I don't need an AM3 2.7Ghz with 4GB RAM to do the same job. Plus, I did buy two of those and tried installing Centos 5.5 and It didn't have any hardware drivers to run the video or Lan or anything really. Far as distro's no. I am just a Centos fan. I will try one and see. I did try a windows disk and they boot.
 
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I had an old version of RH 8 laying around and it booted right up. Guess I will try and find an older Centos and see if it will run.
 
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I had an old version of RH 8 laying around and it booted right up. Guess I will try and find an older Centos and see if it will run.
That was the route that I was trying to go before, just to see if older versions would work.
 
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That was the route that I was trying to go before, just to see if older versions would work.
Now I grabbed an old 4.0 centos and it's taking it. I will try upgrading next.
 
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Ok cool, let me know how it goes man.

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