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Install problems with ISO

Posted: 2009/01/12 09:05:52
by mulhollandm
folks

i'm trying to build a CentOS 4 server from the ISOs i downloaded but the machine won't boot from the CDs

the boot order etc is ok as i can boot from a windows CD i tried

is there an install file on the ISO image i can start rather than having to download CentOS 5?

apologies if this is a naive question but i'm new to this OS

thanks to anyone taking the time to read or reply

greatly appreciated

Re: Install problems with ISO

Posted: 2009/01/12 14:15:40
by AlanBartlett
Before you burnt the ISO images to the CDs, did you verify the integrity of each one by checking either the [i]md5sum[/i] or the [i]sha1sum[/i] against the published values?

If the hashes do not match, your images are corrupt and should be re-downloaded.

If your downloaded ISO images were valid, please try to burn them at a slower speed.

You will find some tips [url=http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/CD_burning_howto.html]here[/url].

Re: Install problems with ISO

Posted: 2009/01/12 17:52:30
by mulhollandm
alan

many thanks for your reply

i've tested the md5 hash and they match so the download was ok

apologies if this is a stu[id question but i assume i'm right that when i download the winrar file i unzipped it to a folder and then copied the files to a cd

i've attached a screenshot of the contents of the cd

thanks again

Install problems with ISO

Posted: 2009/01/12 19:18:11
by gerald_clark
There is no winrar file, just ISO images.
Read the link Alan gave you.

Re: Install problems with ISO

Posted: 2009/01/12 23:07:16
by mulhollandm
alan/gerald

many thanks

you where 100% correct, i copied the cd rather than burning an image

i've rectified this and the OS is now installed to run init level 3 however once the OS starts to load, the keyboard stops working

suspect i'll post another query on this

thanks to everyone who read my post and particularly alan and gerald who took the time to reply

greatly appreciated

Re: Install problems with ISO

Posted: 2009/01/13 12:44:53
by AlanBartlett
[quote]alan/gerald

many thanks

. . .

greatly appreciated[/quote]
You're welcome. :-)