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n4200linux
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Centos 7 crash during install / GT 710

Post by n4200linux » 2019/03/21 19:41:10

I am trying to install Centos 7 (1810) and it keeps crashing a few seconds into the install process, resulting in a machine restart.

I have managed an install on this machine previously using an HD2600 card without problems. However, I'm now using Geforce GT 710. The graphics card is the only difference.

I can't read the messages on screen as they scroll by too fast before the crash.

The hardware is:

Ryzen 1700
Asus B450M-PLUS
Single SATA SSD
Gefore GT 710

The BIOS is updated to the latest release.

Any help / ideas on how to proceed with this would be appreciated.?

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Re: Centos 7 crash during install / GT 710

Post by etpoole60 » 2019/03/22 00:09:36

Not sure about the Ryzen CPU but..
When I installed on a Intel Core 7 and CentOS install the nouveau driver my machine would not stay up until I moved to the nVidia driver.

Hope this helps...
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Re: Centos 7 crash during install / GT 710

Post by n4200linux » 2019/03/22 00:15:28

Unfortunately I can't event get a basic install performed. The installer crashes almost immediately.

I've tried various options e.g. nomodeset etc but nothing helps.

A text only installer for Ubuntu server works ok though - obviously something to do with the video card.

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Re: Centos 7 crash during install / GT 710

Post by WhatsHisName » 2019/03/22 06:09:32

Had trouble installing el 7.6 on similar hardware (i.e., it would NOT install), but el 7.5 installed without problems followed by updating to el 7.6.

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# dmidecode|grep Ryzen
  Version: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 16-Core Processor 

# lspci -nn|grep -i vga
  41:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GK208B [GeForce GT 710] [10de:128b] (rev a1)

# lsmod|grep ^nouveau
 nouveau              1839104  1 

# cat /etc/redhat-release
 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.6 (Maipo)
My suggestion is to try installing from the el 7.5 DVD.

Also, it will run better on elrepo kernel-ml until el8 is out. Stock kernel almost always hangs on shutdown plus other annoying issues, but it will run the system.

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Re: Centos 7 crash during install / GT 710

Post by etpoole60 » 2019/03/23 16:14:20

Goodness Me!
I should have mentioned that also. Tried to install 1810 4 times with no luck. Used a 1708 DVD and it installed perfectly the first time with no issues. Blacklisted nouveau in the blacklist.conf and the grub2 kernel cmdline. Installed the nVidia driver with no issues. Since I use the command line 95% of the time I also added the parm vga=ask to the kernel command line to get a display I liked. Once I get a display I liked I had to update the kernel command line one more time - i.e. vga=0x31b. Do the grub2-mkconfig one last time.

Also don't forget to install dkms so you don't have to rebuild the nVidia kernel module everytime the kernel is updated.

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Re: Centos 7 crash during install / GT 710

Post by desertcat » 2019/03/24 08:16:26

n4200linux wrote:
2019/03/22 00:15:28
Unfortunately I can't event get a basic install performed. The installer crashes almost immediately.

I've tried various options e.g. nomodeset etc but nothing helps.

A text only installer for Ubuntu server works ok though - obviously something to do with the video card.
OK I know EXACTLY what your problem is as I have had the EXACT SAME THING happen. Without knowing anything about your setup the problem is that CentOS is looking for a Legacy BIOS install, yet the DEFAULT is UEFI. Thus the UEFI is what the installer DEFAULTS to, while CentOS is looking for a Legacy BIOS install. Usually with most motherboards the user can either leave it as UEFI -- the DEFAULT for Windows -- or you can set it to Legacy BIOS. With ASUS motherboards when you enter BIOS you can either select from a UEFI device -- such as a DVD/CD-ROM or you can select the same device but is Non-UEFI. If you select the Non-UEFI device and then do the install it will run right on through the install; leave it as a UEFI device it will comeback can give you an error message. To see what it is defaulting to, enter BIOS -- the first item (usually a DVD or CD-ROM looking device) on the far left side is the first BOOT device followed by a HD looking device, etc. This is the boot load order. To change the order -- usually on the far right side -- is the same DVD/CD-ROM looking device usually without the UEFI emblazed on top of it. Select the Non-UEFI device, Click and HOLD on it and drag it to the far left side in front of the UEFI device. I usually then follow it selecting the Non-UEFI HD etc. Save and re-boot and be on your merry way with your install.

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