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Re: F-10 installs -





--- On Mon, 11/24/08, dexter <dex mbox googlemail com> wrote:

> From: dexter <dex mbox googlemail com>
> Subject: Re: F-10 installs -
> To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
> Date: Monday, November 24, 2008, 9:25 PM
> On Mon November 24 2008 15:09:36 Bob Goodwin wrote:
> > In the near future I intend to replace Fedora 9 with
> 10.  My bandwidth
> > allotment is limited by the satellite provider I use
> so I have been
> > installing the "Live CD" version and adding
> to that with yum. I rarely 
> > use the Gnome desktop beyond the initial install,
> replacing that with
> > XFCE which works best for me.  However it requires a
> lot of initial
> > configuration to create what I want.  That can take a
> week or more to
> > get everything "just right."
> >
> > But then I have a second computer to deal with,
> similar to this one
> > which will also need the same configuration.  I can
> easily transfer
> > files between them but it's still a lot of work
> and takes nearly as much
> > time as the first one.  There's also a third ...
> >
> > It seems I must be doing something wrong?  Can anyone
> suggest the
> > optimum approach?  I ideally I should be able to
> simply copy directories
> > between boxes/users it seems.
> >
> > Thanks.
> 
> The optimum approach I use is livecd-tools, i.e you build
> your own desktop the 
> way you want it at install time with what you want in it.
> (rpmfusion,some 
> other random rpms)
> Start with the xfce spin kickstart file for ideas making
> sure to remove all 
> the unneeded junk (junk=bandwidth=cash) and work your way
> from there, it 
> becomes simple after a few goes and you don't have to
> keep downloading the 
> same rpms to try again using the cache option. yes it will
> take about a week 
> to tweak to your hearts content but when you get it just
> right, come F11 or 
> F<some other number> time your laughing just roll-up
> a new spin. I think the 
> spin folks even have their own list for more specific help
> if needed.  
> 
> ...dex
> 

what happened to the good news (I saved the emails)

where one does preupgrade and continues to do "yum update"

and ends up with F10?



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