New here and in a bind

General support questions
Post Reply
Beau_Man12
Posts: 1
Joined: 2018/01/12 23:53:13

New here and in a bind

Post by Beau_Man12 » 2018/01/13 00:05:07

Hello all,

Could someone point to me where to find or if there is a thread for installing Centos 7.3 on a old windows server 2008 server or something close in that range??

I can load it and reboot, but when it comes back on its asking for boot media, I have install a bootloader on my USB(sorry should of said I was using USB) and get the problem.

Then when I try from DVD I get stuck on the last step with the error "populating transaction after 10 retries failure.

Thanks in advance!!

User avatar
TrevorH
Forum Moderator
Posts: 24118
Joined: 2009/09/24 10:40:56
Location: Brighton, UK

Re: New here and in a bind

Post by TrevorH » 2018/01/13 00:30:49

What are the hardware details? RAID? FakeRAID or hardware RAID?

Make sure you're not installing the boot loader onto your USB stick which will most likely be seen as /dev/sda. If you're installing from a USB stick, please see our wiki article to make sure you create it with a working tool - there are several that corrupt the iso image as they copy it. Information on USB key based installs can be found at http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey - dd works best and most reliably.
CentOS 5 died in March 2017 - migrate NOW!
Full time Geek, part time moderator. Use the FAQ Luke

Post Reply