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Re: fedora installation

On Thu, 2008-10-30 at 11:37 -0400, Jerry Ro wrote:
> hello all,
> I am interested in installing fedora on a laptop x61t (it is, to the
> best of my understanding, a 64bit machine.)
> a few questions I have:
> * should 60-80 GB be reasonable for full installation of fedora?

The full system itself will use under 10GB. How much else you need
depends on what you're doing with it.

> * i would like to upgrade to fedora 10 when it is available. should i
> install the beta release which would make it easier to upgrade, or
> should i stick to fedora 9 since it is more stable and still easy to
> upgrade?

I'd advise installing F9, running "yum update" to get current, then
waiting for the F10 release which should be less than a month away. I'm
sure other people on this list will have different opinions though :-)

> * should i be worried about performance with fedora 10/9 on a laptop
> with 1.6Ghz processor and 4GB ram?

For ordinary desktop use, no.

> * last, i tried running the Live CD for x86_64 of fedora 9. i had a
> weird experience - fedora loaded, but no text appeared. instead it was
> all black empty spots ("null" font). should i be worried about that
> when coming to install fedora in fully?

Maybe a problem with your video chipset, but you don't identify the
laptop so it's hard to say. It's probably fixable though.

> * i read somewhere that someone installed fedora 64bit on a laptop
> x61t like mine, and complained that everything was incredibly slow.
> once he re-installed the 32bit version, it became much better. i would
> like to use a 64bit version still... should i be worried about having
> the same behavior?

Same Fedora version? Same amount of RAM? I'm surprised but go with
32-bit if you're nervous about it.


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