[SOLVED] Struggling to install 5.5

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[SOLVED] Struggling to install 5.5

Postby pthomsin » 2011/01/16 22:23:03

Hi,

I am trying to install CentOS 5.5 from a DVD.
I have Windows XP on a disk and Fedora on an other.
I want to replace Fedora by Centos.

Here is my little story:
- I boot the PC with the cd-rom, it works until I select the appropriate keyboard, then it says " The CentOS CD was not found in any of your CDROM drives"
- I have updated the cdrom driver with no success.
I have seen messages from others telling the same story, the solution was to buy an other cdrom reader.

So, I choose to make a bootable usb stick.
- I used "LinuxLive USB Creator 2.6" to create the bootable stick using the dvd iso file
- When booting from the stick, it displays:
boot:
Could not find kernel image: vesamenu.c32

The key contains:
/media/USB2 > ls -l
total 944
-rwx------ 1 nous root 245 2011-01-14 23:23 autorun.inf
drwx------ 2 nous root 360448 2010-04-30 02:27 CentOS
-rwx------ 1 nous root 212 2008-06-15 00:32 EULA
-rwx------ 1 nous root 18009 2008-06-15 00:32 GPL
drwx------ 4 nous root 16384 2010-04-30 02:27 images
-r-x------ 1 nous root 15218 2011-01-14 23:23 ldlinux.sys
-rwx------ 1 nous root 34494 2010-05-22 22:33 lili.ico
drwx------ 2 nous root 16384 2010-04-26 20:55 NOTES
-rwx------ 1 nous root 655 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-cs
-rwx------ 1 nous root 1401 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-cs.html
-rwx------ 1 nous root 839 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-de
-rwx------ 1 nous root 1571 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-de.html
-rwx------ 1 nous root 694 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-en
-rwx------ 1 nous root 1367 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-en.html
-rwx------ 1 nous root 694 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-en_US
-rwx------ 1 nous root 1367 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-en_US.html
-rwx------ 1 nous root 788 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-es
-rwx------ 1 nous root 1619 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-es.html
-rwx------ 1 nous root 852 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-fr
-rwx------ 1 nous root 1641 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-fr.html
-rwx------ 1 nous root 766 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-ja
-rwx------ 1 nous root 1565 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-ja.html
-rwx------ 1 nous root 706 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-nl
-rwx------ 1 nous root 1433 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-nl.html
-rwx------ 1 nous root 752 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-pt_BR
-rwx------ 1 nous root 1480 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-pt_BR.html
-rwx------ 1 nous root 801 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-ro
-rwx------ 1 nous root 1473 2010-04-26 20:51 RELEASE-NOTES-ro.html
-rwx------ 1 nous root 4690 2011-01-14 23:23 Remove_LiLi.bat
drwx------ 2 nous root 16384 2010-04-30 02:20 repodata
-rwx------ 1 nous root 1512 2008-06-15 00:32 RPM-GPG-KEY-beta
-rwx------ 1 nous root 1504 2008-06-15 00:32 RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5
-rwx------ 1 nous root 947 2011-01-14 23:23 SmartClean.ini
drwx------ 2 nous root 16384 2010-04-30 02:22 syslinux
-rwx------ 1 nous root 7048 2010-04-30 02:27 TRANS.TBL

So ... I tried to install from a hard drive.
I have the iso file on the XP disk under C:\
(I guess it would not make sense to have the file on the Fedora disk as it will be my installation target for CentOS)
But I cant make it found the file
I can choose from: /dev/hda1 or /dev/hda2 or /dev/hdb1 (I guess this info is useless for you)
But I don't figure out what to type as directory holding images ...

I have read a lot of docs and postings but I don't make much progress ...

Do you have a suggestion ?

Many thanks !
Philippe
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Re: Struggling to install 5.5

Postby hansolo » 2011/01/16 22:54:22

Here is my little story:
- I boot the PC with the cd-rom ...


and try with command: linux all-generic-ide to start the setup ( some post about similar trouble )
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Re: Struggling to install 5.5

Postby pthomsin » 2011/01/16 23:37:47

Thanks for your reply hansolo, but it does not make a difference...
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[SOLVED] Struggling to install 5.5

Postby pschaff » 2011/01/17 19:10:15

Seems there is a problem with your USB boot media creation procedure. See if HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey on the Wiki helps.
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Re: Struggling to install 5.5

Postby pthomsin » 2011/01/18 13:58:43

Thanks for the suggestion, this looks interresting.
I will check it this evening.
I'll let you know the result.
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Re: Struggling to install 5.5

Postby pthomsin » 2011/01/30 00:11:40

Shame on me !
The original problem was due to fact that I burned the DVD at full speed.
I did it again at the lower speed and I have now a beautifull and operational CentOS
I will use it to study RedHat certifications.
I hope I will be more clever after that.
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Re: [SOLVED] Struggling to install 5.5

Postby AlanBartlett » 2011/01/30 00:40:20

Thank you for reporting back with details of your success.

For posterity, this thread is marked [SOLVED].
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