Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jul 2014 21:23 UTC, submitted by Ari
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The CentOS Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS 7 for x86_64, including images for docker, and various cloud providers. There are many fundamental changes in this release, compared to previous releases of CentOS. Notably the inclusion of systemd, Gnome3, and a default filesystem of XFS. For more information about what makes CentOS 7 stand out, please see our release notes.

CentOS 6 can be upgraded to 7, but that functionality is still being tested.

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RE: Tried CentOS 7
by rklrkl on Thu 10th Jul 2014 13:46 UTC in reply to "Tried CentOS 7"
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A couple of kernel options to try (press Tab at the first installer boot screen):

nomodeset
I needed this for an ancient Dell Zino HD with a Mobility Radeon HD 4225/4250 GPU.

pci=noacpi
This magic incantation often helps too, particularly on older kit.

Unfortunately, the open source radeon driver can't seem to detect the monitor dimensions, so defaulted to a bizarre setting of 1280x1024 (monitor was actually 1680x1050). At this point, I tried the Catalyst driver, which just borked things even worse to the point where I re-installed CentOS 7 and started again...

Personally, I think kernel mode setting is a Bad Thing(tm) - I seem to have to use nomodeset on an awful lot of Linux installs to work around the "blank screen on installer boot" issues. Linux installers should *not* use KMS to initialise their graphical environment and it's even debatable whether it should be left in on the installed kernel.

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