Linux

1. Burn Cent7 minimum iso
2. Boot computer to linux shell
3. Mount the CD

# mount -t iso9660 -o ro /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

Result:
Failure: cd rom not present

4. Remove ide controller card and cdrom
5. Install SATA CD/DVD ROM Drive
6. DOH! Use a pin to get CD from old drive
7. Boot
8. CD BOOTS!
10. Language Screen
11. Keyboard control delayed
12. Installing in Arabic

Result: Failure

14. Plug in a mouse
15. Reboot
16. Hard drive not detected

Result: Failure

17. Check plugs — hard drive cable loose — reseat
18. Boot
19. Install
20. 3 partitions required… / /boot swap
21. Done
22. reboot

Result: Success

1. no network
2. CentOS 7 minimum install has no ifconfig
3. Use ip addr and ip link to check interfaces
4. No automatic ip picked up
5. Issue command dhclient
6. Picks up IP
7. Issue command yum provides ifconfig
8. Finds the mirrors — success

Result: Success!