Installing Centos 7 black screen

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Installing Centos 7 black screen

Post by jumpingkangaroo » 2023/06/29 20:15:20

Hi,

I`m after some help with installing Centos 7. Using rufus 4.1 and a USB with the Centos 7 DVD, I get to the install screen where i can select "Install Centos" or "Test and Install Centos" but after this the screen goes black.

I have tried adding various options, modeset, xdriver=vga etc, but other than getting a single white pixel, i can`t see the installer running.

This is the setup.

Intel® Core™ i7 16-Core Processor i7-13700K (Up to 5.4GHz) 30MB Cache
ASUS® PRIME B760-PLUS D4 (LGA1700, PCIe5.0, USB 3.2)
128GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (4 x 32GB)
INTEGRATED GRAPHICS ACCELERATOR (GPU)
1TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2500MB/sW)

Any help will be most appreciated.

James

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Re: Installing Centos 7 black screen

Post by TrevorH » 2023/06/29 21:25:21

I'd start by not using Rufus to write the image. It has been known to corrupt the iso images as it copies them.

Second, that's very new hardware and CentOS 7 is a very old operating system. I think it very likely that it will not run natively on that. New hardware support for CentOS 7 ended about 4 years ago so anything newer than that is increasingly ;less likely to work.

Third, it has 1 year of life left. You'll need to reinstall this time next year anyway.

Given the recent news about Red Hat and source access, I'd just go Debian.
The future appears to be RHEL or Debian. I think I'm going Debian.
Info for USB installs on http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey
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Re: Installing Centos 7 black screen

Post by jumpingkangaroo » 2023/06/30 11:17:42

Hi,

Thanks for the reply and information. We need to run Centos 7 as some of the software is specified for this. Hopefully they will begin to qualify RedHat etc very soon.

I`ve gone for vmware and created a Centos machine which is working and gets me going.

Thanks

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Re: Installing Centos 7 black screen

Post by TrevorH » 2023/06/30 11:26:59

If the software is specified to run on CentOS 7 then it will almost certainly run on RHEL 7 since CentOS 7 is a rebuild of RHEL 7. It would be very unusual for a software vendor to specify CentOS as the tested o/s and not RHEL as it is usually the other way around - "here, have this, it works on RHEL X (but if you're lucky then it _might_ run on CentOS 7 too)".
The future appears to be RHEL or Debian. I think I'm going Debian.
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Re: Installing Centos 7 black screen

Post by jumpingkangaroo » 2023/06/30 11:38:11

I`m sure it will work but on a deadline to have something running by today. I`ll spin up a redhat vm next week as i`m sure it`ll work.

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Re: Installing Centos 7 black screen

Post by TrevorH » 2023/06/30 12:00:05

Your only advantage to running RHEL 7 instead of CentOS 7 is that you would be able to sign up ($$$) for an extra 2 - 5 years of security maintenance with RH. When CentOS 7 gets to this time next year, it will just stop. When RHEL 7 gets to this time next year you have the choice to sell your firstborn and donate the proceeds to RH to continue to receive security updates.
The future appears to be RHEL or Debian. I think I'm going Debian.
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Re: Installing Centos 7 black screen

Post by jumpingkangaroo » 2023/06/30 12:03:50

I have two kids so will be fine :)

We are using EDA tools and they have stopped support for Centos and only support RHEL. They will work with other systems but when we need support we won`t get it.

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Re: Installing Centos 7 black screen

Post by ben_ben » 2024/03/09 06:00:21

Hi James,

I also encountered the same issue but mine is i7-12700(gen12) using the specific EDA tools which require RHEL7.

I can manage to install centos7 by disable the integrated GPU and using the external one.

May I know whether you can manage to install centos7 on the i7-13700K (gen13)?

Many Thanks,
Ben

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Re: Installing Centos 7 black screen

Post by jlehtone » 2024/03/09 18:37:28

Its many months since this thread was active -- the death of CentOS 7 is rapidly approaching.


For the hardware issue one could test what was mentioned:
jumpingkangaroo wrote:
2023/06/30 11:38:11
I`ll spin up a redhat vm
"VM". Have some more recent distro on the bare metal and see if CentOS 7 can run in VM.

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