[Dclug] F14 install experience notes
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Thu Nov 4 00:45:10 EDT 2010
On 11/3/2010 8:14 AM, jerry w wrote:
> Download took a few hours
> Fedora.RedHat.com timing out...
> eventually found it on fedoraproject.org
I always start my Linux searches at Distrowatch.com. Then I hit the
project page, and look for the "all mirrors" link. Sometimes they are
hard to find; the link on the Fedora page is tricky to find. Look fo All
Usually, kernel.org is a good bet. Also tdsnet and pair as well as fastsoft.
Downloading from the default link is a Losing Proposition.
> started a little early thinking/hoping that it might be available early...
> difficulty finding space to download the live cd& install dvd
Live CDs? Ick! CD1 is all you really need, and netinstall is even smaller.
Disks are cheap....1T is like $80 now. And external USB powered drives
are still cheap at twice the price.
> could not verify download with gpg instructions on fedoraproject page
> (under ubuntu)
I never bother with the GPG key...I just assume it's cool. I do verify
the checksum tho.
> cdrecord to burn CDR and DVD
You actually Still Burn CDs/DVDs???? Well, maybe for Debian based
distros, but for RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, SuSE and Mandriva (probably
others too) you can pull the isolinux dir off the CD and add "askmethod"
to load from disk. With Fedora you will need the images dir off the
CD/DVD too. Not sure why.
> tried the live CD first to make sure that it ran before bothering to install
> installed some software while running live cd to see some of it's capabilities
> very slow from CDR
> worried about wearing out the drive
Like I said...Live CDs....ICK!
> upgrade install failed on disk space
Upgrades almost never work!
> repartitioning not helping some small chunks of free space
> use free doesn't work
> errored on about all the partitioning
> eventually used a partition saved for something else
> clean install
> sharing swap space (low disk space with FC13 which seems to randomly
> suspend because of power cord and battery issues)
Sharing swap is a good idea.
> grub install on partition instead of /sda
If you are multibooting different systems, only one can own the MBR. The
rest have to be chainloaded.
> can't run the new install after hours of download, burn and install
> worst of two worlds, either losing access to the older partitions
> why not just do a diff and give me both?
Sounds like it.
> rescue disk
> tried to get it back
The Rescue Linux only fixes basic booting issues. My strategy is to put
a Rescue Linux on every System I install to.
> took some photos of screens
> in case others are interested in helping
Send Beer and Pizza.
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