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[ale] CentOS 5.6 64Bit Install



I'm confused. You have a DVD drive but you are trying to BUILD your install
DVD? That way lies madness (or some uber geek cred!)!!

Download the DVD image, burn it and boot from it. Don't monkey around with
adding or removing ANYTHING! There's a diskcheck that you need to run once
on a fresh burned image that does a whole DVD checksum and verifies the
download and burn are good. If you change anything, that will fail and you
won't be able to tell if it failed because of your changes or if something
is really bad.

If you want a skinny disk and have a fast pipe use the netinstall
http://www.gtlib.gatech.edu/pub/centos/5/isos/x86_64/CentOS-5.6-x86_64-netinstall.iso

On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 6:17 PM, Greg Clifton <gccfof5 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Charles,
>
> This is a bare metal install on a new system with 2 mirrored boot drives
> and 2 mirrored 1TB storage drives off a 3Ware controller. Plenty of room,
> but no previous OS installed, I also have a DVD drive in the system, I just
> don't know what other files.
>
> I can see why lots of folks like Ubuntu, at least last time I installed
> Ubuntu server 8.4(?) it booted off the DVD and installed w/o any problems.
> Sure seems easier to a noob like me!
>
> Greg
>
> On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 5:35 PM, Charles Shapiro <hooterpincher at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Wrassling with just that problemo here only with RHEL 6.0  The machine
>> I want to install it on has only a CDROM drive; the install medium is
>> a DVD containing =~ 3.2 gb of stuff.
>>
>> You can theoretically put the ISO file on your hard drive, boot from
>> the boot.iso image, and tell it the device/directory where the ISO
>> file is. On Rhel 6, alas, that doesn't workee if the current OS is
>> using LVM.  You might luck out with CentOS though, depending on what
>> kind of hard drive space is available on your box currently.
>>
>> Your other option is to make a bootable USB stick; the RH instructions
>> claim that dd(1) should be sufficient for that, but so far that's not
>> actually creating a bootable stick here. I also tried explicity
>> creating a partition with fdisk(8), then setting its bootable flag
>> with parted(8) and dd(1) ing the iso file to that -- no joy there. I'm
>> currently digging into syslinux (
>> http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/index.php/The_Syslinux_Project ) to see
>> if that'll help with my USB trouble.
>>
>>
>> -- CHS
>>
>> On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 5:25 PM, Greg Clifton <gccfof5 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > OK, you RH/Fedora/Centos mavens, so this is my first attempt at
>> installing
>> > CentOS of any flavor.  I downloaded the boot ISO from the GT mirror and
>> > burned it to CD. Then booted the system and commenced with the install.
>> > During the install it asks what type of media has the packages. So when
>> I
>> > tell it CD, the installer spits out the boot CD and says no CD with
>> packages
>> > found. Obviously, the "boot.iso" is exactly that and little or nothing
>> else.
>> > The question is, not having a handy internet connection from this
>> machine to
>> > the outside world, what do I need to download/burn to install the OS. Do
>> I
>> > grab the stage2.img and burn it or are there more/other files required?
>> > Thanks,
>> > Greg Clifton
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