CentOS 5 :: CD Install Hangs After Disc 3 - Restart?
Apr 5, 2009
With the 5.3 CDS I started an install got through to 98% of CD 3 but I was called away. Came back this morning and the box was on, but had frozen. Every time I reboot, cold boot, I come up with black screen. Vers 0.97 <grub> Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. TAB etc. Is there a way I can get to CD 4 and continue the install, or am I back to the top again?
I am using a bought 10.04 disc that I have used only twice with success on other computers to duel boot with Win7 on a new Toshiba laptop but it goes so far and then just hangs. It has gone as far as 93% and then stops so what can be wrong.
I just recently purchased a DELL PowerEdge 2850 and have tried installing CentOS 5.4 on it. After the install completes and it does a first boot I get the following error on the DELL console: PROC 1ERROR, PROC 2ERROR E07F0. The monitor remains black and the system hangs. Just out of curiosity I installed Fedora 11 on it to see if it was a hardware problem. Fedora installed and booted no problem. I rebooted with Fedora installed several times and left it running for 24 hours. Everything is working great. Is there something I am missing in the CentOS 5.4 install?
Below is the Hardware Config: Dell PowerEdge 2850 PERC 4eDi RAID Controller 8GB PC-5300 ECC Memory 2 Intel Xeon CPU Dual Core 2.8GHz 800FSB 4MB Cache - SL8MA ATI Radeon 7000 Video Card
I just upgraded my system's motherboard with an Asus M4N78 Pro and did a clean install of 9.10. The install seems to go fine but when it finishes and does the final restart I seems to get stuck at the place you'd normally see the GRUB menu. Instead all I see is a black screen with a flashing cursor in the left corner. This isn't just a long boot, its stuck. It never progresses past this point.
During the install everything seems fine. Video, network etc. I've tried several reburned CDs and I get the same result each time. For the record I've installed Ubuntu as a single partition an IDE drive. The bios is set to boot from that drive. ow the heck can I figure out what is happening? Is there a way to boot and display any and all messages displayed? Is this thing hanging in GRUB somewhere?
I've been using ubuntu for a couple of years rather successfully on my dual-boot Vista/Ubuntu. It upgraded to 8.0(4?) LTS, 10.04LTS and I kept it there until this afternoon I followed the instructions on the ubuntu site to open up a terminal and update-manager --somearg to provide me with a nice little "Upgrade" button on the update manager. I clicked said button per the instructions, let it do it's downloading and whatever else it does. The last step of the installation is a system reboot. I let it do that, and then my grub menu comes up as more-or-less this:
If I select the top one, I get: Code: Starting up ... with a blinking cursor under the S for a LONG time (used the power switch after ~40 mins). I tried the second 2.6.32-32 option for recovery mode. It spit a bunch of gibberish to the screen for a couple seconds and then stopped, presumably doing the same thing, just with 100% more gibberish. I tried booting into Vista, that worked fine. Just to reiterate, I've not yet seen a 10 LTS login screen or desktop, and can't get one yet (just a "Starting up ...") Just to add, I did try searching, but since the only info I had to go on was 8 LTS to 10 LTS upgrade, and "Starting up ...", well those are just hard keywords to get any meaningful info.
I've started facing the weirdest problem. I have to restart the ethernet interface a couple of times a day and everytime i do that the server locks up completely and i have to hard reboot it.info: recently shifted to a new server, all new components and new installation, OS version CentOS 5.6
I have just installed 11.3 x64. The installation went fine and worked for the first few hours. I ran the online update tool, and now it cannot find grub unless the installation disc is inserted and I select the "boot from hard disc" option.
I have read about the problem of the root partition being back, but not sure that's it.
sda1 - swap sda2 - / sda3 - /home
There used to be a repair tool in the installation disks. I could not find that in this media. Is that still available?
I'm trying to install files and everytime I manage to install from the first disc I succeed. When I get the the second disc I just keep clicking the "OK" button instead of "Cancel" and it keeps neglecting it.
Running Maverick on my desktop. Had a strange happening sometime last night. I generally leave the computer on all the time. When I got up this morning, I saw that my computer had rebooted and it said that it wanted to check for disc errors and that there was a problem with /home It checked until about 70%, at which point it stopped advancing for a half hour, so I did a hard reboot and choose "I"gnore when I got the message again.
The computer booted fine. The disc manager gui seemed to think my hard drive is fine, but I didn't do the full, slow check. My hard drive is about a month old. When I opened "open office" there as a document to recover, indicating that the thing did in fact crash sometime last night. The next odd thing- my "Opera" web browser doesn't open the browser. The command it is calling up is "/usr/bin/opera %U" Doesn't do anything, nothing shows up as running in the status monitor. Rebooting doesn't change anything with opera, and I still get the request to do a disc scan and to try to fix errors.
I uninstalled and reinstalled the latest version of opera. I uninstalled that and installed an earlier version of opera. Then, I reinstalled the latest version of opera. In terminal, typing "opera" gives me the message: Could not initialize Opera. Typing "sudo opera" opens Opera. Using the icon to open opera still points to the same place, and still doesn't work. So, here are my questions:
1- How do I get a logfile of the crash that happened last night? 2- How do I figure out if there is a problem with the /home folder or a problem otherwise with my hard disc? How do I fix that? 3- Where would I point the "opera" icon so it opens normally? 4- Is there any way to recover the information that I previously had in Opera, such as passwords? I used "my opera" to recover my latest bookmarks, but that doesn't save passwords. I'm thinking maybe those files are still around, even though I uninstalled and reinstalled opera.
I just installed 32-bit CentOS 5.5 in a Vmware virtual machine. I'm unable to install RPMs from either the graphical U/I (Pirut) or CLI (Yum). Pirut stops responding (no screen repainting) after displaying the "Updating software" dialog; Yum gets to the display of "Running Transaction" where it hangs. The initial installation (from the net-install ISO) obviously succeeded, and the after-install update of about 50 packages also worked fine.
yum.log contains nothing past the entries made during the initial install. Because I had a problem with corrupted files from a mirror during installation I tried using the baseurl setting in CentOS-Base.repo instead of mirrorlist, but that had no effect.
Installed latest version of sipXecs (PBX system) which is based on CentOS. The install went fine. During the first boot up all the messages come back with OK until it reachs a message about loopback. It hanges on this message and will go no further.
Completely new Gateway dx4850-45, installed 11.04 64 bit.
Symptoms: - Both restart and shutdown hangs, have to hold the power button to kill it. - Once the screen saver kicks in it hangs, - Try to reinstall using 11.04 and 9.10 and they both hang. On the screen there is briefly some ascii text talking about "... found 2 index files ..."
I have a SMB share being mounted during boot using a /etc/fstab entry.All that seems to work fine, but on shutdown or reboot I found that the system hangs for a variable period trying to unmount the share. It appears from the log that the unmount is happening after the network connections are closed.Is there someway around this, or is there some other way I should be mounting the share so that it is closes successfully at restart or shutdown?
I have a Dell desk top PC, running WinXP and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with a Ge-Force FX 5200 video card. In trying to get both monitors to work properly I thought it would help to reinstall Nvidia binary X.Org driver V173. After I removed the driver I tried to restart the computer with Umbuntu, it hangs up at the Ubuntu logo. I can boot with the live disk, I also tried to reinstall the Nvidia driver But the machine still will not boot from the hard drive, it will boot into Win XP normally.hould I just reinstall Ubuntu or fix the problem I created? My skills working in Terminal are minimal
I have used CentOS for a while and have never run into this issue. I searched all over and didn't see a similar issue anywhere, I did an install of CentOS as a server (no GUI) with only the base. Partition is /boot ext3, size of 100MB. The rest of the drive is partitioned as / with ext3. This is being done on a CompactFlash card of 32GB in size. The BIOS sees it as an IDE drive.
When the install completes and the system reboots, the grub stops at the grub> prompt. There is no menu for OS options. If I do the following commands: grub>root (hd0,0) grub>kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-194.el5 root=LABEL=/ grub>initrd /initrd-2.6.18-194.el5.img grub>boot
i am trying to install centos 5.5 x86_64 as a guest OS in vmware server 2.0.2 using netinstall iso. Installation runs fine until the point, when it tries to install selinux-policy-targeted-2.4.6-279.el5.noarch, the whole virtual pc hangs at this.any ideas? i tried to google few things about this, but i have found nothing. this has happened 3 times in row, whole virtual pc always hangs at the same package. i dont have any other problems with vmware, gentoo runs and installs fine in it.i would prefer to do installation using netinstall.iso, it would take a lot of time to download all cds or whole dvd and all i require is a very basic set of packages.
this blew my mind today, because i've been using ubuntu for 2 and half years. Brasero 2.28.2 in Karmic does not have an option enable multisessions when burning disc or import a disc which has a multisession.
Seriously, wtf is going on? This is supposed to be Ubuntu's default CD authoring software.
my system proposed an upgrade to 10.04. this morning it seemed to complete, restarted itself. it gets to the UBUNTU logo, shows "Starting Up" and then.... nothing. it just hangs with a blank screen. when I've faced a crapped out upgrade before on another machine I had to reinstall from an old 9.04 CD and then upgrade again.
when I start that process at the Partitioner it is showing me that "Ununtu 10.04 is installed" and asks if I want to replace it with 9.04 I would like to avoid the downtime of that reinstall and reupgrade process. is there anything I can do at this point to revitalize my 10.04? (and in general, is this a fairly common problem? crapped out upgrades? in my 2-years of using Ubuntu this is the 2nd time I've faced a failed upgrade.)
I'm sorry for this stupid question, but I have nowhere found it.I need to access to my USB disc from text mode (In Fedora LiveCD I see it and i can access /media/New Volume). In F12 runlevel 3 in mc I see it in /dev/disc/by-label as @Newx20Volume. But I don't know what is the correct path.
I've just setup a new centos 5.3 server with a 3-disc raid 5 software RAID array. I've setup other software raid 5 arrays on this same hardware, whilst testing, and had no trouble... I only just installed 3 new drives and performed a new install from scratch.
Hardware is: 4800XP X2 64-bit, 2GB RAM, Albatron KI-690G mainboard with Marvel SATA controller (I think) - 4 ports.
SATA port 0 is system drive (OCZ vertex 32GB SSD)
SATA port 1 is Western Digital "green" 1TB 8MB cache SATA 2 SATA port 2 is Western Digital "green" 1TB 8MB cache SATA 2 SATA port 3 is Western Digital "green" 1TB 8MB cache SATA 2
Ports 1-3 in software raid MD0 (raid 5)
All of this was configured in the GUI setup, with LVM on top of software RAID 5 mounted on /var. Partition size is ~1.9TB
Trouble is I get all sorts of "hardware failure" messages at bootup and the MD driver reports it was only able to bring up 2 out of 3 drives in the RAID set... however the RAID set formatted fine during the setup?
My Dell poweredge server running CentOS 5.4 and booting kernel-2.6.18-164.15.1.el5. All boot processes seem okay and the graphical screens for CentOS operate, but just before the desktop loads the screen goes blank and the arrow/cursor is being circled by small spheres. This remains indefinitely. While the arrow is being circled, here are the results of 'getinfo.sh device'
Quote:==================== BEGIN uname -rmi ==================== 2.6.18-164.15.1.el5 i686 i386 ==================== END uname -rmi ====================
I have encountered the same problem as indicated in this post: "udev hang after upgrade from 5.3 to 5.4"[URL]... I'm testing the upgrade path to centos 5.4 on several virtual machines prior to upgrading our production systems. I have upgraded centos 5.2 --> centos 5.4 and centos 5.3 to centos 5.4. In both cases udev hangs after the upgrade. The following message is displayed on the console: "Starting udev: Wait timeout. Will continue in the background [FAILED]"
I found another related post: "udev hangs on boot for a long time, suspect pam_console_apply"[URL]..So, I booted by VMs using the "udevdebug" option to grub and received the same error message - "udevd-event [###]: run_program: Waiting ## seconds for output of '/sbin/pam_console_apply /dev/..."
In my /etc/ldap.conf file "bind_policy hard" is commented out. I added a line "bind_policy soft" as described in the post and my VMs booted fine. NOTE: This problem is not encountered with a fresh install of CentOS 5.4 and the "bind_policy hard" option in the /etc/ldap.conf is commented out as in the upgraded systems. What is really causing this problem and how do I get it addressed? I have a couple hundred systems to update from various releases of CentOS 5 to the latest current version 5.4. It would be nice to get this bug squashed..
I have been running ONLY linux (ubuntu) on my computer for years now. However, a friend sucked me back into the world of MMO's (angry fist @ RIFT). So, I decided to pick up a new disc, slap windows 7 on it and now want to dual boot.Basically I had to do some disc juggling to get windows to play nice. So my windows drive is now first, then my Ubuntu drive second.Its been a while so I'm wondering how involved / what would be the steps to get grub2 to chainload into windows7 (in my head I want to say I'm going to boot into the live cd, mount the windows disc and reinstall the loader to the windows drive since its the first disc in the chain?)