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Re: Installing FC5 on pre-partitioned /dev/hdb



On Monday 03 April 2006 05:22, Gene Heskett wrote:
>On Sunday 02 April 2006 20:52, Les Mikesell wrote:
>[...]
>
>>> So how can I bypass this "thing from hell" and get to actually
>>> doing the install, and do it where I want it?
>>
>>I'd stay away from text mode.  Do the reverse-vnc connection if
>>you have to to get a graphic screen for the setup.
>
>I tried the gui, and that did work as I wanted it, so the install is
>done, and nearly everything is installed.  SElinux is turned off, as
>was iptables after I'd fixed all the other stuff re the labels by
>taking them back out of the copy of fstab on hdb.  So labels are no
>longer a concern since theres none in the hda copy of fstab either.
>I am already behind a more than adequate firewall.
>
>3 immediate problems:
>
>1) networking is so slow it took it about 6 hours to do the yum update
>once I'd gotten it booted.  Those 69 packages shouldn't have taken
> more than 10 minutes or so on a 256/1.5 dsl connection.  Is there a
> fix for that other than reverting to my homemade 2.6.16.1?  None of
> my homemade kernels has ever exhibited network performance like that.
>  Maybe it didn't have the forcedeth driver available?
>
>2)  evolution, although it has all the data filled in properly, cannot
>login and get my email from incoming.verizon.net.  fetchmail had no
>problems once I'd rebooted to FC2.  I got the feeling it wasn't using
>the pop3 protocol correctly, but then neither does verizon as the
> login and password are exchanged in the clear.
>
>3) where do I edit, and what, to make it use kde instead of gnome?
>
>The older switchdesk utility wasn't fully installed for some reason,
> and doesn't seem to be available via yum.

And add one more. 

4) Since when is it illegal to have a seperate root partition?  DD 
forced me to make root a directory on /, and I've never run that way in 
8 years.  I'll bruteforce it because the partition is there, without a 
label since DD wouldn't let me use it, IF there is no good reason for 
changing to a dir on / in the first place.

>--
>Cheers, Gene
>People having trouble with vz bouncing email to me should add the word
>'online' between the 'verizon', and the dot which bypasses vz's
>stupid bounce rules.  I do use spamassassin too. :-)
>Yahoo.com and AOL/TW attorneys please note, additions to the above
>message by Gene Heskett are:
>Copyright 2006 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
People having trouble with vz bouncing email to me should add the word
'online' between the 'verizon', and the dot which bypasses vz's
stupid bounce rules.  I do use spamassassin too. :-)
Yahoo.com and AOL/TW attorneys please note, additions to the above
message by Gene Heskett are:
Copyright 2006 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved.


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