CentOS 5.8 usb installation

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llwb
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CentOS 5.8 usb installation

Post by llwb » 2017/03/22 02:57:15

Hi,

I follow the USB install guide on centos 5 on:
https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey
section: CentOS-5

however when I boot the USB up it is hanging right after:
...
Booting processor 7/4 APIC 0x7
Initializing CPU#7
Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 7203.17 BogoMIPS (lpj=3601588)
CPU: L1 I cache: 32K L1 D cache: 32K
CPU: L2 cache: 256K
CPU: Physical Processor ID: 0
CPU: Processor Core ID: 3
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700 CPU @ 3.60GHz stepping 09
Brought up 8 CPUs

Please advise on what is going wrong.

Thanks,
LWB

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Re: CentOS 5.8 usb installation

Post by TrevorH » 2017/03/22 07:50:06

Why on earth are you installing CentOS 5 when it only has 9 days of life left? And if you *must* install it, use 5.11 - 5.8 is 5 years old and any hardware released since then will only confuse it. Poor thing, it's old and easily confused.

Use CentOS 7. It has until 2024 before it expires. Or use CentOS 6 - that is in production phase 2 now and goes to production phase 3 in May (critical security updates only).
CentOS 5 died in March 2017 - migrate NOW!
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llwb
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Re: CentOS 5.8 usb installation

Post by llwb » 2017/03/23 01:14:44

I don't wish to install centOS 5 but the driver of the custom pci device that I have only can support older kernel so I really have no choice but to install CentOS 5 :(

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Re: CentOS 5.8 usb installation

Post by HenrykD » 2017/03/23 08:50:36

And what? Will the system stop working after a week?

llwb
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Re: CentOS 5.8 usb installation

Post by llwb » 2017/03/24 02:15:42

I have tried 5.11 and the installation still hang at:

brought up 7 CPUs

:(

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Re: CentOS 5.8 usb installation

Post by ancientnoise » 2017/03/24 13:37:05

llwb wrote:custom pci device
Which device?

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Re: CentOS 5.8 usb installation

Post by llwb » 2017/03/27 03:35:14

My company costume device done by some one already resigned long time back using a very old linux kenal.

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