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can not install CentOS--hardware problem?

Postby debd » 2011/05/06 14:01:22

This is my first time in the cent forums. :)

I tried to install centOS (liveCD image) on my HDD.
When I tried with a USB made with Unetbootin, It booed into the live session but didn't gave the "Install to HardDisk" option
in the unetbootin menu, neither I could see my SATA drive from within the live session.

Later, when I tried using a liveCD, it wont boot. The following message was shown:

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memory for crash kernel (0x0 to 0x0) not within permissible range
PCI: BIOS BUG: MCFG area at e0000000 is not E820 -reserved
PCI not using MMCONFIG
Usage: udevtrigger [--verbose] [--dryrun]
Warning: cant find root file system!
Create: symlink /dev/root and then exit the shell to continue the boot sequence.
Bash: no job control in this shell
bash-3.2#


I tried
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ln -s /dev/root /dev


but it could not find '/dev/root'

I have a seagate ATA ST3500418AS HDD with 500GB storage.

The outputs of fdisk -l and lspci on my system are the following:

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Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xe714e714

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        3824    30716248+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2            3825       60800   457659689+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5            3825        5722    15244904+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6            5723        7648    15468544    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7            7649       15297    61440561    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda8           15298       22946    61440561    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda9           22947       30595    61440561    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda10          30596       38244    61440561    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda11          38245       38731     3905536   83  Linux
/dev/sda12          38731       39339     4881408   83  Linux
/dev/sda13          39339       39582     1951744   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda14          39582       45893    50697216   83  Linux
/dev/sda15          45894       60800   119740446    7  HPFS/NTFS



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00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C61 [GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a] (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:06.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6105/VT6106S [Rhine-III] (rev 8b)


Please tell me if any other informations are needed.
Thanks.
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Re: can not install CentOS--hardware problem?

Postby TrevorH » 2011/05/06 14:11:46

You cannot perform an installation with the Live CD.
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Re: can not install CentOS--hardware problem?

Postby debd » 2011/05/06 14:17:26

so do need a centOS DVD image for that ?
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can not install CentOS--hardware problem?

Postby foxb » 2011/05/06 15:17:33

DVD or CDs

If you have fast Internet first CD will be enough if you do installation over HTTP ;)
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Re: can not install CentOS--hardware problem?

Postby pschaff » 2011/05/06 15:30:19

Welcome to the CentOS fora debd. Reading FAQ & Readme First is recommended for new users.
foxb wrote:
DVD or CDs

The DVD is preferable, but the first post implied that USB media may be required. The Wiki article HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey may be of interest.
If you have fast Internet first CD will be enough if you do installation over HTTP ;)

If you are going to do a netinstall only the much smaller netinstall CD is required, but netinstalls are often problematic, except with LAN installs, or a perfect Internet connection. OTOH CD#1 can be used to do a minimal install which can then be expanded with yum, and is also useful as rescue media.
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Re: can not install CentOS--hardware problem?

Postby debd » 2011/05/07 07:50:29

thanks for all the replies guys.

OTOH CD#1 can be used to do a minimal install
what do you mean by a CD#1 ?
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Re: can not install CentOS--hardware problem?

Postby pschaff » 2011/05/07 13:10:18

Look under the Downloads drop-down on the menu bar near the top of the pages. Follow the links until you get to the .../5.6/isos/i386 or .../5.6/isos/x86_64 directory on a mirror near you and it should become obvious.
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Re: can not install CentOS--hardware problem?

Postby TrevorH » 2011/05/07 18:01:33

what do you mean by a CD#1 ?


The first CD a.k.a. CD number 1.
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Re: can not install CentOS--hardware problem?

Postby randlph » 2011/05/10 02:29:46

I have *exactly* the same problem.
I'm trying to boot centros 5.6 from usb on my new ha65m-ud3h-b3 motherboard with a i5 2400 CPU and 8G ram.

The usb process facility is fine as it can boot another stick.
Tried with apci-off but this does not fix it.

I have no CD and have pulled all my hair out...
Any help appreciated :-o
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Re: can not install CentOS--hardware problem?

Postby pschaff » 2011/05/10 13:59:05

Welcome to the CentOS fora randlph. Reading FAQ & Readme First is recommended for new users.

After reading the above you should realize why you should not hijack threads as you have done. Your problem may be quite similar, but also has differences. Please start a new Topic for your issue to get the attention you need, providing a link to this one if required for context.
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