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  1. #1
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    CentOS crashes on install?


    Im running VMware Server on Windows XP (Professional),i'm trying to install CentOS 4.4i836. I am able to boot run throught the initial setup. But when it actually installs the packages on my system it crashes and shuts down the installation. showing the error:

    Starting graphical installtion . . .
    install exited abnormally
    sending terminatio signales . . .done
    sending kill signals . . . done
    disabling swap . . .
    unmounting filesystems . ..
    blar ...
    you my safely reboot your system

    ISO that i am running is CentOS-4.4-i386-binDVD.iso

    System Spec

    - AMD Athlon 64 2211Mhz
    - L1 Cache: 128k 18120MB/s
    - L2 Cashe: 512k 15459MB/s
    - Memory: 2619MB/s
    - Chipset: Intel i440BX
    - BIOS Version/Date phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 02/07/2005
    - SMBIOS Version: 2.2
    - HDD1: Serial ATA -80GB
    - HDD2: IDE - 80GB
    - Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 256MB


    - in vmware i have set the guest operating system as, Redhat, Other linux, other linux 2.6 kernel. Redhat enterprise linux 4.

    - I have an IDE and SCSI hard drive. I have tried installing CentOS on both of these via VMware.

    - i have tried to Boot via IDE and SCSI in VMware on both hard drives.

    - installing Redhat 9 still outputs same error.

    - installing via text mode

    my guest would be that the BIOS version needs updating or a new driver needs installing. But it's only a guess.

    I'd appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction, been tring to figure this out or a couple of days now and not gettig very far. My knowledge in linux is still in it's early stages.

    Many Thanks

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    Have you checked the integrity of the image? The image may be corrupt. Check the MD5SUM against the image you downloaded.

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    yes i have tried downloading many images for CentOS/Fedora/Redhat. But i am still getting the same problem.


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