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I've tried this on two different computers, and with Centos 4.2 and today Centos 4.3.  I check the CD and it's OK and it gets to the early screen after selecting the language and dies.  The last one says: "Searching for CentOS-4i386 installations".  And it's caput.  What's up with this???
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by:Nopius
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Seems you are using incorrect ISO file. There is a lot of supported platforms for Centos:
http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/4/isos/
Your .iso should be from i386/ directory (not x86_64 or ia64). Is it?
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by:xDamox
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Hi,

Could you tell me what arch your machine is, also have you tried doing a text based installation?

At the boot prompt type:

linux text
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by:jbfstplk
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To Noplus:  Yes. I downloaded the CentOS-4.3-i386-bin1of4.iso and the bin2of4.iso files, and burned them using Roxio.  Both were OK.  The computer is an AMD 1800 that used to run Fedora Core 4 but crashed.

And, xDamor:  I'm not sure what "arch" is running.  I'll try running the text version of the boot/install later tonite.

Thanks anyway for your advice.  Please stay tuned.

Joe
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by:jools
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When it seems to hang, try pressing* CTRL+1, CTRL+2 etc, there are error messages on one of the other screens which may help diagnose.

* I think it's CTRL+(key) but it may be ALT+(key), oh and (key) may be "1", "2" etc or "F1", "F2" etc...I can't remember at the moment :-)

Jools
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by:jbfstplk
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No one has responded to these questions.  I guess you all are working at other more important stuff.  I have fixed this myself without your help and don't know whether I should give the points to anyone but myself.

Back in the olden days, people kept up with the problems until they were solved.  Now, they give their opinions and go away.  Looks like EE has gone away.

Joe
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jools earned 1000 total points
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Did you check the error messages screen?

Please feel free to give the points to yourself! You will of course have to post the resolution and then give yourself an A, B or C for your own help...

J
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by:jbfstplk
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jools, I'll go ahead and give you the points, as you came back.  What happened was that the computer I first used to burn the .iso disks had its CD-burner go bad, as the process using another one worked just fine.  I have tested it using RecordNow, Nero and Roxio and none of the programs worked, telling me that the burner was trash.  Thanks for your continued response.
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by:jools
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thats very nice but you didn't have to do that. I thought you'd sorted it out because you didn't respond with any errors on the other screens.

If you feel its right then thats fine, if you're not sure it's justified then please feel free to get Community support to do the refund thing.

Regards

J

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