Unable to install CentOS 7

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krizajb
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Unable to install CentOS 7

Postby krizajb » 2017/10/15 08:09:55

Hi,

Yesterday I decided to install dual boot on my old HP Compaq 6715b. Windows 10 installation went smooth. I am getting stuck with CentOS 7 installation on this step: Started Load/Save RF kill switch Status of rfkill2. I was unable to find anything on google so decided to come here.

Installation is 64bit and loaded from USB created with rufus-2.17. Any ideas? Not sure how to provide any additional information, since the installation freezes.

Edit: Not sure if related but I tried disabling following devices: bluetooth, wifi, fingerprint in BIOS without any change.

desertcat
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Re: Unable to install CentOS 7

Postby desertcat » 2017/10/15 19:29:54

krizajb wrote:Hi,

Yesterday I decided to install dual boot on my old HP Compaq 6715b. Windows 10 installation went smooth. I am getting stuck with CentOS 7 installation on this step: Started Load/Save RF kill switch Status of rfkill2. I was unable to find anything on google so decided to come here.

Installation is 64bit and loaded from USB created with rufus-2.17. Any ideas? Not sure how to provide any additional information, since the installation freezes.

Edit: Not sure if related but I tried disabling following devices: bluetooth, wifi, fingerprint in BIOS without any change.


The BIG question is WHY do you want to duel boot your machine?!? If you must have CentOS 7 why not simply create a CentOS 7 Virtual Machine (VM) Given that Win 10 has 4 Virtual Desktops [VD] (WOW!!! Sarcasm "ON") simply run CentOS in one of your VD. This eliminates the need to dual boot. your machine. VMWare has a VM Player available for Windows and it can be downloaded for FREE.

krizajb
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Re: Unable to install CentOS 7

Postby krizajb » 2017/10/15 20:03:07

Erm ... sure, let me answer you that my friend. So I wish to have dual boot on my old notebook so I could experiment on getting the dual boot virtualization enabled. I would love to do that on my development notebook but unfortunately I can't afford to lose the time in case something goes wrong.

In case you are wondering why I don't have virtualization on my development notebook, because it has 4k screen and the performance is god awful. Hope we can still be friends!

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Re: Unable to install CentOS 7

Postby hunter86_bg » 2017/10/16 03:13:02

Your problem is the USB made by rufus.Check the CentOS wiki,where is mentioned that either 'dd' or 'win32imager' /check the exact name in the wiki/ should be used.

krizajb
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Re: Unable to install CentOS 7

Postby krizajb » 2017/10/16 11:52:39

Nice, thank you. Will give it a try and let you know how it goes. It installed it without a problem on my dell xps 15 using rufus tho

etuckram
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Re: Unable to install CentOS 7

Postby etuckram » 2017/10/19 13:18:34

I have the same problem, it froze when I used rufus. I would try to use a different tool

krizajb
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Re: Unable to install CentOS 7

Postby krizajb » 2017/10/25 18:40:26

Unfortunately it didn't help. Will try with dd and see how it goes. The installation doesn't stuck at the same place but doesn't finish either.

jasbinschek
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Re: Unable to install CentOS 7

Postby jasbinschek » 2017/10/26 11:54:29

Hey krizajb, can you give us more details? like at which point this error happened, or what happened on the new instalation.

Most USB instalations presents many errors, i faced some while instaling a CentOS6.9 on a laptop, like wrong repository names, or non-complete file names (due to windows limitations). But many other errors are possible, or maybe something more specific about your HW may impact that.

Please, tell us more!

krizajb
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Re: Unable to install CentOS 7

Postby krizajb » 2017/11/04 10:31:27

Hi I'm terribly sorry! I will give it another try today with dd and see how that goes. Will keep you updated more frequently from now on.

krizajb
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Re: Unable to install CentOS 7

Postby krizajb » 2017/11/04 18:58:21

OK something is super strange ... used dd and the installation crashes on random places, e.g.
- Reached target local file systems (pre)
- Starting Create Volatile Files and Directories...