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Centos 7 on Dell Latitude E6500

Hi,

I tried to install Centos7 x86_64 minimal 1503-01 from an USB
flash drive on my old Dell Latitude E6500 laptop.

boots up in text mode, switches text resolution, writes:

Started Show Plymouth Boot Screen
Reached Target Paths
Reached Target Basic System.

then hangs for some time, eventually starting dracut emergency
shell. log says:

multipathd: sdb: spurious uevent, path already in pathvec
multipathd: sda: spurious uevent, path already in pathvec

interesting:
sdb is the internal 240GB kingston SSD drive (existing ntfs bitlocker
partition recognized as sdb1)

sda is the write protected USB stick, recognised as CDROM drive.

4GB rom
intel 45 express chipset
mobile intel GMA 4500MHD graphics
intel 5100AGN wifi

what to try next? any additional infos I can give you?

thnx in advance.

Comments

Re: Centos 7 on Dell Latitude E6500

By Jonathan Billings at 05/12/2018 - 15:39

On Sat, May 12, 2018 at 08:55:58PM +0200, Rainer F├╝genstein wrote:
At a bare minimum, I'd try using CentOS 7 1804:
<a href="http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/" title="http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/">http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/</a>

1503 is 3 years old, perhaps you'll have better luck with something
more up to date.