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LiveCD not booting

Postby roadhawg » 2009/11/04 15:04:30

I downloaded CentOS-5.4-i386-LiveCD.iso from http://ftp.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/CentOS/5.4/isos/i386 and after burning the cd will not boot. I see two folders on the cd LiveOS and isolinux. Am I suppose to burn another cd with the files from one of the isolinux folder? I am wanting to install the server. I can not find anything about what to do with the iso other than burning a cd and then booting to it.

Files in LiveOS folder:
livecd-iso-to-disk
osmin.img
squashfs.img

Files in isolinux folder:
boot.cat
initrd0.img
install.img
isolinux.bin
isolinux.cfg
memtest
splash.jpg
vesamenu.c32
vminst
vmlinuz0

Appreciate any help,
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Re: LiveCD not booting

Postby toracat » 2009/11/04 16:37:20

Did you check the md5sum or sha1sum of the iso file you downloaded? Did the burning process go without any errors?
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Re: LiveCD not booting

Postby roadhawg » 2009/11/04 17:05:30

Yes the characters matched with md5sum and there were no errors when burning the cd.
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Re: LiveCD not booting

Postby pschaff » 2009/11/05 02:42:50

roadhawg wrote:
... I am wanting to install the server....


Not sure what is wrong with the LiveCD; however, if you want to install a server, the LiveCD is not what you want anyway. If you want to do a network install then you want the netinstall CD for the desired architecture, i386 or x86_64, although the LiveCD should offer the option for a netinstall. It is possible to do a minimal install from i386 CD#1 by de-selecting everything in the installer. For most people who can burn and read the format, the DVD ISO is the best choice.
Choices are:
# find . -name "*.iso" | sort
./isos/i386/CentOS-5.4-i386-bin-1of6.iso
./isos/i386/CentOS-5.4-i386-bin-2of6.iso
./isos/i386/CentOS-5.4-i386-bin-3of6.iso
./isos/i386/CentOS-5.4-i386-bin-4of6.iso
./isos/i386/CentOS-5.4-i386-bin-5of6.iso
./isos/i386/CentOS-5.4-i386-bin-6of6.iso
./isos/i386/CentOS-5.4-i386-bin-DVD.iso
./isos/i386/CentOS-5.4-i386-LiveCD.iso
./isos/i386/CentOS-5.4-i386-netinstall.iso
./isos/x86_64/CentOS-5.4-x86_64-bin-1of7.iso
./isos/x86_64/CentOS-5.4-x86_64-bin-2of7.iso
./isos/x86_64/CentOS-5.4-x86_64-bin-3of7.iso
./isos/x86_64/CentOS-5.4-x86_64-bin-4of7.iso
./isos/x86_64/CentOS-5.4-x86_64-bin-5of7.iso
./isos/x86_64/CentOS-5.4-x86_64-bin-6of7.iso
./isos/x86_64/CentOS-5.4-x86_64-bin-7of7.iso
./isos/x86_64/CentOS-5.4-x86_64-bin-DVD.iso
./isos/x86_64/CentOS-5.4-x86_64-LiveCD.iso
./isos/x86_64/CentOS-5.4-x86_64-netinstall.iso
./isos/x86_64/CentOS-5.4-x86_64-only-LiveCD.iso
./os/i386/images/boot.iso
./os/x86_64/images/boot.iso

The ./os//images/boot.iso images are identical to the CentOS-5.4--netinstall.iso images.
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Re: LiveCD not booting

Postby roadhawg » 2009/11/05 03:14:23

Thank you for the info. I did notice the DVD iso and I'm in the middle of downloading it through a torrent. Once completed I will burn it and try it.

Thanks again,
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