CentOS 5, x86_64, Installation from DVD

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gpeangel
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CentOS 5, x86_64, Installation from DVD

Post by gpeangel » 2007/08/02 04:51:07

I've gone through the initial steps to prepare for the installation of CentOS 5, including configuring the box for RAID5, three times now. This last time, I accepted as many defaults as possible (with the exception of the RAID configuration.) I get to the screen which says "Checking dependencies in packages selected for installation..." and the progress bar gets to maybe 10% when an error message pops up stating: "An error occurred unmounting the CD. Please make sure you're not accessing /mnt/source from the shell on tty2 and then click OK to retry."

I'm installing from the DVD. What would cause the installation to attempt to unmount the "CD"?

I can't get past this so my next option would be to download the CD iso's and attempt to install from those. Any suggestions for how to get past this error would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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Re: CentOS 5, x86_64, Installation from DVD - SOLVED

Post by gpeangel » 2007/08/02 13:48:13

Apparently, the DVD drive was going into some sort of "sleep" mode which the install couldn't overcome. It takes a bit of time to set up RAID. So I opened a shell (Ctl-Alt-F1), cd'ed to /mnt/sources and every couple of minutes executed "ls -al" just to kick the drive. Doing this throughout the install was a pain, but I was able to complete the installation.

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Re: CentOS 5, x86_64, Installation from DVD - SOLVED

Post by meisemann » 2008/06/18 16:25:40

I am getting the same error but when I use the keys you mentioned in parenthesis, I can't get a shell window to even try and see if I can keep the drive 'awake'. Any other solutions to this error and ways to get around it. I have looked for a while and could not find the answer on different forums. I am using CDs and not DVDs but the error message is the same.

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CentOS 5, x86_64, Installation from DVD

Post by toracat » 2008/06/18 18:23:57

Please try with Ctl-Alt-F2 instead :)

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