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Installing F12 on a Netbook sans Swap



I recently tried to install F12 on my Asus EEEPC 4G and after figuring
out how to get around the USB CD/DVD drive issue[1] I quickly ran into
a few problems:

1. The buttons in Anaconda were not visable, I had to TAB/SHIFT-TAB
around an fumble my way through.
2. Anaconda would not allow me to setup my partitions without Swap.
The error message seemed to indicate that the installer required it,
however, I had no issues with installing F11. I don't want swap on my
Netbook. I don't do any heavy duty computing and haven't had any
problems running swapless in F11.
3. After giving up on the graphical installer I went text based which
had it's own set of challenges. Primarilly it would not let me setup a
custom partition layout, and secondly it didn't seem to install X as
after rebooting I was dumped to a VT.

I don't use a live CD or LXDE spin as I think they both require EXT4
since they copy their image over and I don't want journaling overhead
on my 4GB SSD.

Any advice?

Thanks,
Richard

[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=539720


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