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can't install 4.8 - it reboots soon after beginning

Posted: 2010/08/19 03:13:50
by jeepster
I have been trying out various Linux flavours. I have successfully installed Fedora, Debian, openSUSE and
Mandriva on one system, but Centos 4.8 32-bit fails. I get the choices of installing methods: graphical or text,
and about 10 seconds after I select something, the PC just reboots.
It is a Sis648 chipset mainboard with Pentium 4, Nvidia FX5200 graphics card, DVD writer, floppy disk and
a PCI TV tuner card. Most of the parts are "new old stock": stuff that was sitting on a shelf for 4 years.
The power supply is more than adequate (and new) and there is no overheating (it is winter where I am).
I have run all sorts of hardware diagnostics and found no faults. Also this PC has Windows 2000 and XP on it,
and they have given no blue screens of death or other mysterious crashes.

can't install 4.8 - it reboots soon after beginning

Posted: 2010/08/19 03:18:15
by pschaff
Welcome to the CentOS fora. The following reading is recommended for new users:
[url=http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=14274&forum=47]Readme First[/url]
[url=http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=14408&forum=47]Installing Software[/url]
[url=http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=14273&forum=47]Where to Find Answers[/url]
[url=http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=25128&forum=47]How to provide information about your system[/url]

Have you tried the more recent and better supported CentOS 5.5?

Re: can't install 4.8 - it reboots soon after beginning

Posted: 2010/08/19 04:14:56
by jeepster
No, I haven't tried anything newer. I will have to wait a week, as I have less than 2 GB left of my
download quota, and when my ISP's billing month ends, I can grab it.