CentOS 5 :: CentOS 5.3 Install Hanging After Keyboard Selected?
Jul 15, 2009
I am having a problem during a fresh install of CentOS 5.3 on an IBM Intellistation Z Pro 6221. I have tested the installation media (CDs). The install runs normally until I am asked to specify the appropriate keyboard.I take the default (English) and hit next. The keyboard and mouse keys become unresponsive though the mouse pointer moves. I can go no further than this. This behavior is the same whether I install in text mode or graphic mode. I have tried the noprobe installation option without success. The box I am doing the install on dual boots fine between Windows XP and CentOS 4.7 currently.Does anyone have an idea of what the problem may be?
I installed CentOS 5.5 last night using the DVD ISO (from a USB drive thanks to the Universal USB Installer). I selected the Server and Virtualization packages, and finished the install all the way through. At the end, the installer asked me to remove any installation media and reboot the system. After rebooting, the system hangs on a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner that does not accept text. This is before the GRUB screen appears. For partitioning, I created a 4GB swap partition on sdb and a 16GB ext3 partition on sda, mounted at /, with the remaining free space on sdb mounted at /storage.
Does anyone know why this system is hanging before the GRUB menu?
I tried to find the information by myself (google search, forum search, Faq, manual...) but i didn't find any clue. I installed CentOs 5.5 on a macbook model 1,1 and I have currently two issues :
The keyboard mapping is wrong (it didn't fit with the macbook keyboard, ex: the '-' is not on touch '6' for example...). Is there a way to apply macbook keyboard mapping? I didn't find how to modify the brightness of the screen. Where is this settings? It didn't appear in the video card settings that is very basic. Do I need to install a proprietary driver for my GMA on my macbook? Also, i will like to have this settings on the keyboard with the dedicated button (like for the sound that works well).
I just took delivery of a new computer, with CentOS 5 installed. It does not have a PS/2 keyboard socket, only USB. I get lots of strange "key stuck" problems - usually the shift key or the cursor keys (I guess I use them the most). Or sometimes key presses do not register. It makes it very difficult to use the machine.I have tried two keyboards (both of which work fine on other machines, or on this machine when booted with a live CD). The machine is an Intel i7. Are there any known problems with USB keyboard drivers in CentOS?
I had dual boot Win Xp and CentOs Linux. I have small harddisk and needed more space, so I removed CentOS linux with partition manager and rebooted. Now I can not boot my XP. All I can see is GRUB prompt. Keyboard do not respond except CTRL ALT DEL. I know I have to fixmbr. But I can not boot from my bootable XP CD. I can boot from CentOS linux DVD and enter into linux rescue mode. From that I typed "grub" entered into grub. Then I tried
I've got a server running CentOS 5.5. I used the automated iptables config tool included in the operating system to allow traffic for vsftpd, Apache and UnrealIRCd. When I send large files to FTP, even from the local network, it works fine for a while and then completely times out... on everything. IRC disconnects, FTP can't find it and when I try to ping it I get "Reply from 10.1.10.134: Destination host unreachable" where ..134 is the host address for the Win7 box I'm pinging from. This is especially frustrating as it's a headless server, and as I can't SSH into it to reboot I'm forced to resort to the reset switch on the front, which I really don't like doing.
Edit: the timeouts are global, across all machines both on the local network and users connecting in from outside.
1st of all, I use my centos mainly as a desktop PC. It started about a few weeks ago when i did a yum update and there was a huge number of files to update. I think it was since then (really not sure) that my gnome panel kept crashing. There was a bug report text but no bug number. Changing new user profile, gnome panel hung as well. Memory status: size: 83812352 vsize: 0 resident: 83812352 share: 0 rss: 13332480 rss_rlim: 0 CPU usage: start_time: 1303788595 rtime: 0 utime: 86 stime: 0 cutime:66 cstime: 0 timeout: 20 it_real_value: 0 frequency: 1
Backtrace was generated from '/usr/bin/gnome-panel' [Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled] 0x00e7f402 in __kernel_vsyscall () #0 0x00e7f402 in __kernel_vsyscall () #1 0x002c0bc3 in __waitpid_nocancel () from /lib/i686/nosegneg/libpthread.so.0 #2 0x05da6c26 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libgnomeui-2.so.0 #3 <signal handler called> #4 0x00e7f402 in __kernel_vsyscall () #5 0x0014c040 in raise () from /lib/i686/nosegneg/libc.so.6 ..... No symbol table info available. A debugging session is active. Inferior 1 [process 4295] will be detached. Quit anyway? (y or n) [answered Y; input not from terminal]
I want to create a customize CD of selected application of centos & want same can be auto installed on fresh machine without any user interventions( like partition etc). I mean u just put the cd in drive & it directly give you login screen . that's all (but installation must be on HDD)
I recently moved my site to a new server (Apache 2, PHP5, MySQL5). The site is an Invision based forum. Every few posts / topics it just hangs. The data has been written because if you stop and reload, the post / thread is there. I thought it was a write issue initially, but nope. So, the data is written but the page load never completes. It doesn't leave the page where the data has been input.
Whats the best way to trouble shoot this issue? The only thing I have done recently is reduce my MySQL timeouts, but I can't see that being an issue as the values are still big enough and there are no mentions of timeouts in the MySQL log. (For the record there is nothing in PHP's error log either)
I have checked my server-status. It all looked ok, but I have a suspicion I was hitting my ServerLimit, so I doubled that. Also enabled my Keepalives. Will keep an eye on it.
Some additional info;
1. Apache is throwing seg faults, but enabling core dumps does not produce them.
2. I have tried disabling the modules in apache but it just stops things from working.
3. I fear it may actually be DNS related. If I watch Live Headers in Firefox, absolutely nothing happens during this 'hanging' period. After that, the responses come back fairly promptly.
I have recently upgraded to a VPS for the purpose of web hosting a group of sites related to my business.The reason for the upgrade was because we wish to run a shopping cart software which required greater memory for PHP and the VPS was the most economic solution. So, I have very basic linux knowledge but I am the definition of a newbie when it comes to going further than just scratching the surface of server configuration! I have successfully hosted our main site for a number of weeks but recently the postfix service stopped sending mail. I have Plesk Control Panel installed and postfix continually shows as not started even though in SSH the service status is definitely running - I have gone through the troubleshooting checklist here (http://www.postfix-book.com/debugging.html#d0e6) but can't get any further than section 2.1 as when running the host command (#host relay-test.mail-abuse.org), I get # -bash: host:command not found. I've gone further in the document but not found any issues...
When postfix was working properly (i.e. sending emails!), the plesk CP showed the service as started and all emails from the website were sending as normal. The mailq command is showing the messages stuck in the mailq and the maillog shows the following:- http://pastebin.centos.org/36446 - these are the latest few pages.To check the configuration and basic elements I have flushed the mailq (which shows a stack of messages waiting) and I have also spent a long time (2 weeks) reading up on the parameters that should be in main.cf and master.cf.I have found that when I 'telnet localhost 25' I get the following response...[root@s15397216]# telnet localhost 25Trying 127.0.0.1...Connected to localhost.Escape character is '^]'.
So everytime i try and use the "yum" command. for some reason it doesn't go past this point: "loading mirror speeds from cached host files". i cleaned up the cache and rebuilt the OS again, and im still getting this problem. would this be a problem with my internet connection? I'm using CentOS 5.5.
Our mail server keeps on hanging after a while. This happened after there was a breakdown in electricity supply and the server room air conditioners stopped working for almost half a day. We are not sure whether this is a server hardware problem or a coincidence with a break-in attempt or malware activity.
Following are the message from the server log code...
The first server I installed installed fine. The second server, installed with the same config, went to "kernel panic not syncing no init found try passing init= option in kernel" error. I tried reinstalling but it keeps going to that error after install reboot. The storage is ISCSI connected via Intel Server Adapter, which allows it to boot from ISCSI. Not sure if that's the cause for the problem, but the first server is connected to the same ISCSI and installed just fine.
Is there a way that I can make sure ISCSI module installs during installation? Although I think it is installed since it's able to copy the files and setup /dev/sda. I just wana make sure that it installs during setup.
I have tried to install debian 5.0 and 4.0 without any luck. I have both tried virt-manager and virt-install with both debian-501-i386-netinst.iso, and full dvd. I't always gives me the same error:Starting install.Could not find an installable distribution at '/xen/debian-501-i386-netinst.iso'
i didnt find a solution to a display problem im having. my server mobo is an asus k8n-dre with built in video. after the install(using built in video) the screen dosnt display fully as in black sections on the left and top of the screen. from the searching i did i found something about an "xrandr" command that would let me change the video settings but it didnt do anything with the black areas when i tried it. i also have a nvidia geforce 9500gt video card so i changed the jumper to boot from it and tried again. the black sections are still there but the centos display covers much more of the screen now. theres still about a third of an inch gap on the left hand side and about 1/4 of an inch on the top. ive also tried updating the software to see if it may be a driver issue but no luck. anyone know how or if it can fit to full sceen? the screen displays up to 1440x900 if im not mistaken but with the built in video it gave me lots of display options including the 1440x900. after changing to the nvidia card it only shows 800x600 and 640x480.
I am trying to install CentOS 5.2, and the installation ran out of disk space after running for about 2 hours.I checked the FAQ, and it said 1.2 GB. The disk is 3 GB. The default install was selected, and I think that it checks for sufficient available disk space before installing. Still, it ran for quite a while before announcing that it was out of disk space.The Installation Guide is not very helpful, since there is a blank page where the disk space requirement is supposed to be. I just picked the default installation. A search of the forums on "not enough disk space" did not return much.
I have successfully installed CentOS 5.4, and after choosing it from the GRUB menu, I am getting the following error message:1706-Smart Array Controller Extended BIOS Data Area Memory Corrupted. Int 13h BIOS Cannot Continue - System Halted.I'm using two SAS disks that came along with the server, left the default RAID configuration (1+0) on a P410 controller
I've got a box (prev used for WinXP) with 2GB Ram and a new 500GB HD to throw in there.Noticed on the Wiki CreatingUpdateMedia and reading as much as I can ramping up for this.I'm curious how I should partition this disk, and what other decisions I'll need to make on install.I see quite a bit of interest also in virtualization, and if I find a need, this could be useful too.Kernel upgrades?how to do? Does the disk have to be wiped or just use an alternate boot device to replace K on HD? I have a tech background in programming and some solaris, but *nix has grown up in the last 5 years.Hopefully devices will function and networking connectivity can be acheived without too much troubleshooting.
I'm doing this in part to be more educated, especially in the new world of web-hosting where you have a virtualized box, root and shell access, and need to manage it yourself. Beyond that even, my goal is to be able to work on my web-host by setting up a remote linux desktop, and I'll be looking for ways to configure that. There are clients out there (VNC, etc), but I'm not sure on the host-server configuration, and also the port-forwarding setup on my local router.
[URL]VMware Workstation 7.0.1 Release Notes has a list of supported OS:[URL]According to that, RHEL 5.4 is listed as supported for both host andguest but CentOS 5.4 is only for guest. This is quite strange and, ifit is true, that could be a serious issue.I succeed to install vmware workstaion 7.1 on centos 5.5, but have run-time error:
[root@ ~]# /etc/init.d/vmware start Starting VMware services: VMware USB Arbitrator [ OK ]
I'm new on Dell PowerEdge 2900. I dont know how to install centOS 5.2 on it. whice OS type that I should select. at first I select RH enterprise 5 and it format HDD. already and I put centOS 5.2 in, but it was deny and eject that cd. when I power off it shown that
"root(hd0,1)filesystem type is ext2f2,partition type0x83 kernel/linux/vmlinz%(ksLocations) Error is : file not found press any key to continue"
I am trying to do a basic install of CentOS 5.4 on my embedded computer. It is a Linutop 2 system with a AMD Geode 800MHz CPU and 512Mb Ram. Have installed an IBM 40Gb 2.5" HD for OS storage. I am doing the install procedure in text mode. Everything goes as planned until I get to the package selection.
1. Booting from (i386) DVD with "linux text" parameter. 2. Skipping media check. 3. Selecting "English" install language. 4. Selecting "DK-latin1" as keyboard layout. 5. Selecting "Remove all partitions and create default layout" and selecting "no" to modifying partition layout. 6. Selecting "yes" to configure "eth0" and mark to enable "IPv4" on boot. 7. Selecting DHCP for IP configuration and Manual host name. 8. Setting time zone to "Europe/Copenhagen". 9. Setting root password to a 16 digit alphanumeric pass-phrase. 10. De-selecting "Desktop - Gnome" (no other entries selected).
When the system is checking for dependencies, an exception
Traceback (most recent call first): File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/packageSack.py", line 426, in returnNewestByName raise PackageSackError, 'No Package Matching %s' % ui_pats File "/tmp/treedir.22057/instimage/usr/lib/anaconda/yuminstall.py", line 1072, in getBestKernelByArch pkgs = ayum.pkgSack.returnNewestByName(pkgname)
I've been trying for the past week to install an icecast server on my centos 5 VPS hosted through phurix.
I've tried compiling it, installing it from RPM. but im getting nowhere. Has anybody had any luck installing it, who wouldn't mind explaining how they went about it?
I've searched google for hours on end and all I can come up with is generic cent os 4 guides that just wont work. Im not the best when in comes to linux. I do a great job of copying and pasting to a shell prompt and can use ftp etc.
if this is any use.. heres the last output from my last attempt and compiling it...
[root@vps613 icecast-2.3.2]# ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/icecast checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c checking whether build environment is sane... yes checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p checking for gawk... gawk checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... no
How do I know what sound system my Centos 5.5 install is using and how would I configure which soundcard output to use? I want to use the digital coax output from my M-Audio PCI soundcard, which appears to be detected and loaded. When I launch MPD, it autodetects an alsa sound system, but programs like alsamixer don't exist and I can't hear any sound out of the digital coax output. I haven't checked the 3.5mm stereo out yet.A little confused as to which documentation to be looking at at this point.
I am trying to run though the qmailrocks setup on a centos 5.5 and I am running into an issue when trying to telnet to port 25:
telnet localhost 25 Trying 127.0.0.1... Connected to localhost.localdomain (127.0.0.1). Escape character is '^]'. Connection closed by foreign host.
Everything else seems to be working (telnet to 110), and I turned off the firewall entirely, but I still cannot telnet to port 25. I also get a blank error within squirrelmail when attempting to send mail out (ERROR:Message not sent. Server replied: ). I apologize for not going directly to the qmailrocks forum, but they are currently closed down (due to lack of funds). I also am a newbie, so I apologize for the lack of needed information. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know what information you would need.
I have an i5 Thinkpad running Windows 7 64-bit. VT is enabled in the BIOS. I have installed vmware server v 2.0.2 but am unable to install Centos 5.5 x86_64 as a guest OS. The steps that I followed are as follows:1. Created a new VM, specifying RHEL 5 64-bit as the intended guest OS (per vmware documentation - Centos is not available as a selection2. Downloaded all 8 iso files for Centos v5.5 64-bit3. Modified the CD/DVD drive to 'connect at power' and use an iso with the path pointing to the x86_64 iso 1 of 8When I power up the VM, the console window displays 'ISOLINUX 3.11 2005-09-02 Copyright (C) 1994-2005 H. Peter Anvin' and nothing else. The installation splash screen never appears. As a test, I downloaded the first of 7 iso files for the 32-bit version of Centos 5.5 and pointed the CD/DVD drive to that iso. In that case, the installation starts as expected. I would really like to get the 64-bit version installed and running.
I am trying to install Fedora Core 10 64bit on my Desktop... i've been running FC7 on it until now.The installer continues until the Anaconda GUI, and I am able to click next on language select, then when I click to select "U. S. English" as the keyboard layout and press NEXT, the installer hangs. I ran the disk verification at the start and it passed, so can't be a corrupted installation disk.I can move to the other terminals away from the Anaconda GUI Installer, and in one
Code: INFO: moving (1) to step welcome INFO: moving (1) to step language
What i want to be able to do is create a custom kickstart for my centOS 5 server. I want to create a bootable cd that I can pop in my server and basically walk away for 45 minutes and I come back and its fully installed. All the directions I have read so far tell me that I have to create a seperate ks.cfg and then I need my original centos cd to get it booted. Then the cd will ask for where the ks.cfg file is and I have to type the location. I just want to pop the CD in and type in linux_clean or something and have it perform a custom install based on the information and specification in my ks.cfg. How can I go about doing this?
somebody please tell me whether it would be all right to install xp inside CentOS using VMware or it's better to do vice versa if it is ok to install xp inside centos then at the beginning when i install centos should i allocate all hard disk to this OS and later give some to xp , or initially i should keep some space for xp and install centos in the rest ?