Installing CentOS & cPanel ISO from cPanel Web site

CraftyPanda

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Hi guys,

I am trying to install the CentOS/cPanel packaged ISO bundle from the cPanel web site on a server, its the first time ive done it and im getting the error : "Unable to read group information from repositories. This is a porblem with the generation of your install tree"

I have googled it and looked on this forum but cant seem to find anything. I am fairly new to Linux, and my experience with it does start and stop with cPanel/WHM.

Could anyone shed any light please?
 

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CraftyPanda

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Thanks for the reply,

I thought the whole point of downloading the iso from Cpanel was it was a easy install? Have I downloaded the wrong iso or something?
 

quietFinn

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Thanks for the reply,

I thought the whole point of downloading the iso from Cpanel was it was a easy install? Have I downloaded the wrong iso or something?
Yes, that's right. I downloaded it last night and installed in a brand new VPS. No problems at all.

As far as I understand you get that error "Unable to read group information from repositories." when the OS (CentOS) is being installed. It does seem possible that the ISO is not compatible with your server.
 

CraftyPanda

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Hi Michael,
I'll break it down as basic as I can...

1. I run the disc from boot up.
2. The disk creates the required partitions.
3. The install asks me to enter the network details:
a. IP 46.33.132.x / 13
b. GW 46.33.128.17
c. DNS 46.33.128.50
4. Install says waiting for network manager
5. the next message I get is : Unable to read package Metadata. This may be due to a missing repodata direcoty. please ensure that your install tree has been ocrrectly generated. Cannot retrive respoitory metadata(repomd.xml) fro respoitory : centOS 6 updates. Please verify its path and try again.
6. I press continue and then get the message in OP.
7. I have formatted the HDD every time before attempting install. The router has nat turned off.

Any ideas?
 

CraftyPanda

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Hi,

Would you be kind enough to put a link here to the ISO I should be downloading for the CentOS/Cpanel easy install? I will download it again and try again and then let you know what happened.

Andy
 

CraftyPanda

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Hmmmm, i am pretty sure this is the one I already tried installing.
cPanel-CentOS-6.4-x86_64.iso

I will try downloading this again and let you know. Hopefully then it was just a corrupt install or something.

Andy
 

CraftyPanda

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Re: Installing CentOS & cPanel ISO from cPanel Web site

Hi,

Ok so I downloaded and burned a new ISO and it did the same thing. So I thought I would try the Install running from a DHCP address, low and behold this worked, so its a networking/IP issue.

I don't know how I could have go it wrong though. The router it was on had Nat turned off, and I set the WAN address on the server I tried installed, using the above settings?? Any help at this point would be very much appreciated, as I know the server needs to have the WAN Public IP.

Andy

UPDATE

Hi,

Ok so I downloaded and burned a new ISO and it did the same thing. So I thought I would try the Install running from a DHCP address, low and behold this worked, so its a networking/IP issue.

I don't know how I could have go it wrong though. The router it was on had Nat turned off, and I set the WAN address on the server I tried installed, using the above settings?? Any help at this point would be very much appreciated, as I know the server needs to have the WAN Public IP.

Andy
 

akanur

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I am Sorry to hijack this old Post.

I tried downloading the ISO and installed it on a E3 Supermicro server, Network is not Detected After installing the OS.

does any one have the same issue, any solution,

Please do share your findings.
 

akanur

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After Downloading the ISO from Downloads - cPanel Inc. i installed it on a server with RAID1 1TB HDD,
After successful install, cant ping, cant connect to the network.

I configured the network manually @ /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-*
stopped the iptables. no results
So, downloaded the ISO from centos Mirror and installed the cpanel manually(its taking 3-8 hours in india)

Does this 64bit ISO has the network support/drivers to start working with the network without manual configuration.