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Re: Fedora-10 does not like me

Antonio Olivares wrote:
CC'd to fedora-test-list redhat com so you can get more input :)

--- On Sat, 10/11/08, Timothy Murphy <gayleard eircom net> wrote:

From: Timothy Murphy <gayleard eircom net>
Subject: Fedora-10 does not like me
To: fedora-list redhat com
Date: Saturday, October 11, 2008, 5:47 AM
I've had rather disappointing experiences with F-10
I tried to install on the hard disk of a Thinkpad T43,
but the mouse/pointer was not visible.
Installation in text mode crashed after installing all the

I tried the KDE Live CD in a couple of very different
but neither was stable.
In both cases the problem seemed to lie with X.
X has been updated, can you attempt a network install or try to rescue the
installed system which crashed towards the end?

That's a useful suggestion, I can try doing that and seeing if it addresses the video problems I have been having.

I don't particularly mind - I'm happy to wait for
the real article.
But I wondered if my experience is typical?

As of five minutes ago it is typical of all three systems I tried. The KVM install did complete, with a few reboots by hand where automated reboots didn't work.

Typical, not everyone succeeds, that is why it is a beta. The issues which you
encountered should be reported so that they can get fixed with the specs of the
machine. Someone else might have your problem and also has reported it? Don't
know in your case.

One tentative conclusion I have come to
is that Anaconda is becoming much too complicated.
I wonder if a two-tier system would not be better,
where a basic Linux system is set up in phase one,
and all the goodies added in phase two.

Well I can say that I partially agree with you, but I still found a way to
install it on a dead NTFS partition where windows resided.  I deleted the
partition with Gparted Live CD and tried to install Fedora 10 Beta with
ext4/ext4dev filessytem(to  it out), I had a hard time installing it, but after > several tries I succeeded :)
> I was running KDE and CPU was hovering due to an update, I reported to
> test-list and quickly Kevin sent in the packages that fixed it and today they
> were released in rawhide report-20081011.

One more list I should read, thanks (I think). ;-)

Timothy Murphy e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2,


I think that your experiences are better shared in fedora-test-list, and I probably know that you might not want to subscribe, but I can forward the responses or cc: them to you. I don't know why, but packages break here and there, but most of them get fixed and mostly everything is getting better and better. Just like with everything some things are getting harder and harder, but I will concentrate on the positives.


Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
  "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot

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