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Old 01-16-2008, 11:51 PM   #1
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Unhappy Cant install Centos 5 need help


I have downloaded it twice and once I burn the DVD is still won't boot up. Almost given up on running it period.
I've had no problem downloading, burning and installing via LiveCD of Ubuntu, Fedora and others.

I download the LiveCd on Centos 5 but it doesn't have the "install to Harddrive" when running from CD.
So, I download the DVD verison 3.6GB and it won't boot after burning the iso to disc. Tried to different sources for the Centos site and a torrent still no luck.

WTF.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 12:32 AM   #2
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Try another Drive, burn at lower speed.
If I understand that right you tried also the CD-ISO Images or only the DVD?
 
Old 01-17-2008, 09:26 AM   #3
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The iso for the Live CD works fine with no problems.

The issue is that I'm trying to install Centos 5 on my HDD and all the DVD images I download and burn to disc won't bootup to start the install process. I've tried three different download locations
 
Old 01-17-2008, 03:23 PM   #4
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It's probably not the ISO you burned but your hardware not being able to boot it. But then again, make sure you're not burning a huge ISO file to the DVD. Burn it, browse it to see if you see files on it and not just the ISO file.
 
Old 01-18-2008, 07:24 PM   #5
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Okay I see the issue. The DVD I downloaded has the 6 Disc needed for the install. So I need to burn the bootable disc with starting with Disc1 and run the install.
 
Old 01-19-2008, 03:14 PM   #6
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Still no luck-I think CentOS doesn't work.
Hardware isn't the problem have three different computer by different manufactures. Dropping it just staying with Ubuntu, Fedora and other. CentOS 5 yeah right.
I guess you have to download then create the disc somehow before before burning the bootable disc and anyone have a way to make a disc or a how to let know. You cant just download and burn the iso. I read som e many great things...doesn't matter if I can't install it OS.
 
Old 01-24-2008, 10:40 AM   #7
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I found the problem...the iso was bad.
Downloaded the first disc form the 1-6 CD from a different location ripped it and it booted fine in my systme with now problems.
I'll be running it in vmware this weekend.

People with bad .iso images on their servers need to fix that trash.
I was think that everyone was crazy after attempting to download is 5 separate times with no luck.

After all I went through I would advise people to just pay for it from some vendor for $4.99 or something.
 
Old 01-29-2009, 10:35 PM   #8
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Hi. So did you have to download disc 1 of 6 of the CDs? Start by booting up with that and then insert the DVD next? Sorry, now I'm going through the same thing. My DVD iso was downloaded using a torrent so the iso should be good. When i browse to the files there is a Centos folder with all the rpms and images/ , isolinux/, etc.
 
  


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