Fresh install - Boot and then Blank screen

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Devesh.L
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Fresh install - Boot and then Blank screen

Postby Devesh.L » 2017/09/22 12:34:15

Hi Team

Newbie here out of Africa, i have a few pegatron h110 devices that need to be running Centos7 , yet when ever i try to install the system the boot menu appears as a blank screen...

No idea on how to proceed, please help.

desertcat
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Re: Fresh install - Boot and then Blank screen

Postby desertcat » 2017/09/23 22:57:42

Devesh.L wrote:Hi Team

Newbie here out of Africa, i have a few pegatron h110 devices that need to be running Centos7 , yet when ever i try to install the system the boot menu appears as a blank screen...

No idea on how to proceed, please help.


Your comment/question makes no sense. Do you mean:

1) When you are trying to INSTALL the system you get no install boot menu?? I assume you know that you need to reboot the system and have configured the BIOS so that whatever the boot device you are using is referred to before the HDD is referenced. If not this is where to begin.

or

2) Do you mean that when you boot the machine you get a blank screen. This assumes you have already installed CentOS 7.

When you say "pegatron h110 devices" are you talking about a computer with a "pegatron h110 motherboard"?
Since this is a rather obscure brand could you tell me A) does it use an Intel or AMD processor and which one? B) How old is the computer/motherboard/device ? C) Is it a 32 bit or 64bit Machine? I assume you know that CentOS 7 is a 64 bit OS. If you have a 32 bit machine it is not going to work.

Clarifying you question so that it can be understood would be helpful. Finally *IF* you are trying to INSTALL CentOS 7 could you also tell us the type of media you are trying to install it from (CD, DVD, Thumbdrive, etc.).

Thanks

Devesh.L
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Re: Fresh install - Boot and then Blank screen

Postby Devesh.L » 2017/09/26 06:33:41

Hello Sir

Yes when i try to install the system i get no installation menu.

1.Bios conifg.
2.Booting from thumb drive.
3.using the latest minimal iso CentOS-7-x86_64-Minimal-1708.iso

The pegatron devices are using intel celeron
4.32bit -- i cant seem to find the 32bit installer for centos ?
I think you are right --im trying to install 42bit software on a 32bit baord :D ...sorry

Devesh.L
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Re: Fresh install - Boot and then Blank screen

Postby Devesh.L » 2017/09/26 07:57:10

ok so i have found the 32bit and the issue persists -- found the root cause the system using intel kaby lake thus not yet support by centos ! :o

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Re: Fresh install - Boot and then Blank screen

Postby dcrdev » 2017/09/26 08:32:22

Devesh.L wrote:ok so i have found the 32bit and the issue persists -- found the root cause the system using intel kaby lake thus not yet support by centos ! :o


That doesn't make any sense:
  • Kaby Lake is Supported - I'm using it.
  • Kaby Lake doesn't come in a 32-bit architecture.

Most likely you have prepared the installation media incorrectly.

Devesh.L
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Re: Fresh install - Boot and then Blank screen

Postby Devesh.L » 2017/09/26 08:43:25

Most likely you have prepared the installation media incorrectly.

ok so i am using rufus to burn the iso to the usb?
is this wrong ?

what are you using ?

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Re: Fresh install - Boot and then Blank screen

Postby TrevorH » 2017/09/26 10:11:13

All processors manufactured since about 2005 can run 64 bit code. Using the 64 bit distro is strongly recommended.
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Re: Fresh install - Boot and then Blank screen

Postby stevemowbray » 2017/09/26 11:14:00

https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey

Rufus is noted as being a possibly problematic tool.