Installation of centos8.x through the serial port on FWA-1212VC/1112VC/1012VC will be stuck on “processing” while seeking for the installation source. Therefore, the installation can’t be proceeded.
This articles guides you on how to workaround this problem.
All users owning FWA-1212VC/1112VC/1012VC platforms.
a- Use Rufus tool to render the USB drive bootable with the centos image under windows system.
b- In the windows system, connect to the FWA-1212VC via its serial console port using putty tool:
c- Power on the FWA-1212VC device, press the notebook DEL key to enter the FWA-1212VC device BIOS settings -> “Post & Boot”-> CSM support-> Video as Do not launch; U disk is the first startup item, and save and restart:
d- Set the USB drive media as first boot device, save and restart
e- After entering the installation interface, press the UP key and then the TAB key and press ‘e’ to modifie this line: “vmlinuz initrd.img inst.stage2=hd:LABEL=centOS\x207\x20x86_64 rd.live.check quiet”to: “vmlinuz initrd.img linux dd console=ttyS0,115200n8”. Then, press the Enter key after modification.
f- Next, you will see a list showing sda1 sda2 ...etc. Note that there will be the following information about centos 8.3, kindly save it somewhere:
g- Restart the the device, press the UP key and then the TAB key after entering the installation interface; replace “vmlinuzinitrd.imginst.stage2=hd:LABEL=centOS\x207\x20x86_64rd.live.check quiet” by “vmlinuz initrd.img inst.stage2=hd:/dev/sda console=ttyS0,115200n8”
h- After modification, press Enter to complete the subsequent installation. For subsequent system installation, please refer to "How to install CentOS 7 by console redirection.pdf".