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Redhat 5 Install: Screen Goes Black

I recently had to install Redhat 5 and Centos 5 on a few Dell machines. I was installing these on a Dell Dimension 3100s, and ran into a problem during install.

I was installing on over the network with NFS, using a usb bootloader. As soon as the graphical install started, the screen just went black. Well, after scouring the internet for a solution, I finally came across the magic answer.

The trick was to enter:

linux vesa

at the boot prompt. Thats it, the installs both went smoothly from there on. Hopefully this makes it to someone in my same situation.