Centos error setting up base repository

What is ‘Centos error setting up base repository’?

Centos error setting up base repository is an error that may occur during installation of CentOS. If this error has occurred, your installation of CentOS has been unsuccessful.

 

How can you fix ‘Centos error setting up base repository’?

Some of the common fixes include:

  • Recreating a new bootable device

 

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

Staff Asked on July 22, 2017 in Linux.
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Solution 1. Recreate a new bootable device

“CentOS error setting up base repository” may indicate that your bootable device has a problem. The problem could be your CentOS ISO image is corrupt or your bootable device is faulty.  If the problem is your CentOS ISO image, redownload it here. However, if the problem is your bootable device, replace it or recreate it while making sure the guides below are followed.

DVD

  1. Make sure you are using DVD-R
  2. Make sure the DVD is in good condition.
  3. Make sure your Optical disk drive (DVD  drive) is in good condition.
  4. Make sure the operating system has no malicious software that could interrupt the creation process.
  5. When creating a CentOS bootable DVD, burn the CentOS image at a slow speed.

USB

  1. Make sure the USB is in good condition and has enough space.
  2. Make sure the USB port is in good condition.
  3. Make sure the operating system has no malicious software that could interrupt the creation process.
  4. Make sure to format the USB device before extracting the image into the USB.
  5. You may want to use a software that created USB bootable device such as Rufus, see link here for Rufus.
Staff Answered on June 13, 2018.
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