Centos 7 (1908) Fails to Install

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Centos 7 (1908) Fails to Install

Post by stewartrose » 2020/03/26 12:55:34

Hi Team,

I have an Intel I7 3.5mhz 4 gig ram, 480gig SSD and Nvidia Video Card (Shuttle PC)

Installing from DVD (3.9gig) centos 7, it starts up doing its good things, the presents a window
asking 4 questions like what did, network etc, all filled in press continue, it now starts to install
it now asks for root login password, and user login details, all filled in no problems.

After 7 mins it comes up with new screen, wanting to reboot

It does this and after it reboots I get a black screen with a DOT top left hand corner

hard disk light permanently on

It is as if there is no boot up section on the disk, I/ think it is called grub

No access to root or anything...

Any ideas please..

All the best and hanks in advance from Alan

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Re: Centos 7 (1908) Fails to Install

Post by TrevorH » 2020/03/26 12:57:00

Do you see anything on reboot like a menu with a choice of two kernels to pick from?
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Re: Centos 7 (1908) Fails to Install

Post by stewartrose » 2020/03/26 13:07:27

Hi TrevorH

Not sure something is there for about a second

there is a blank line at top
then a dot underneath
then an other blank line
then the cursor...

sorry I cant be of any help...


All the best from alan

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Re: Centos 7 (1908) Fails to Install

Post by TrevorH » 2020/03/26 13:11:19

Try hitting the Esc key immediately you see anything at all.
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Re: Centos 7 (1908) Fails to Install

Post by stewartrose » 2020/03/26 13:26:48

Hi TrevorH

Tried it several times nothing happens

All the best from Alan

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Re: Centos 7 (1908) Fails to Install

Post by TrevorH » 2020/03/26 13:32:01

Is your machine set to use UEFI or Legacy BIOS?
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Re: Centos 7 (1908) Fails to Install

Post by stewartrose » 2020/03/26 13:35:56

Hi TrevorH,

From what I remember it is Legacy

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Re: Centos 7 (1908) Fails to Install

Post by stewartrose » 2020/03/28 14:52:26

For those who may be interest, the problem was the ssd drive, god knows why, put a 2.5" sata3 drive in and the install went fine...

All the best from Alan

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Re: Centos 7 (1908) Fails to Install

Post by desertcat » 2020/03/29 06:37:12

stewartrose wrote:
2020/03/28 14:52:26
For those who may be interest, the problem was the ssd drive, god knows why, put a 2.5" sata3 drive in and the install went fine...

All the best from Alan
This is one of the reasons when I do a fresh install BEFORE I start to do the install I disconnect ALL the drives except for the target drive, that way I don't do something stupid like say overwrite a drive I did not want to over write.

The other thing you can do is to go into BIOS and check the Boot Order, and that the drive you want to boot first is the default drive. Usually the default goes like this: DVD, followed by the SSD that has CentOS on it.

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Re: Centos 7 (1908) Fails to Install

Post by stewartrose » 2020/03/30 14:57:34

You comment is not needed and miss leading

I gave you spec at the front, Intel I7 integral Video Card and ssd hard drive

That means one 1 drive not 2 or 3

The OS did not like the ssd drive

I replaced it with a sata 3 drive

And it all worked....

So your reply was a waste... please read carefully in future...

All the best from Alan

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