It's not my first installation of Fedora (my first installation was redhat
I can't install Fedora 8 on my new laptop IBM T61.
I have tried different options before boot kernel, tried install from DVD
or network (via ftp/http) and I always got this messges ( jest before
anaconda tring copy RPM packages to hard disk)
Traceback (most recent call first):
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/yuminstall.py", line 148, in callback
s = str(_("<b>Installing %s</b> (%s)\n") %(po, size_string(hdr['size'])))
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 588, in
errors = self.ts.run(cb.callback, '')
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/yuminstall.py", line 483, in _run
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/yuminstall.py", line 473, in run
self._run(instLog, cb, intf)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/yuminstall.py", line 1197, in doInstall
self.ayum.run(self.instLog, cb, anaconda.intf, anaconda.id)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/backend.py", line 198, in doInstall
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 203, in moveStep
rc = stepFunc(self.anaconda)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 126, in gotoNext
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 609, in run
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 952, in <module>
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc5 in position 6:
ordinal not in range(128)
I can't find notthing about it in google, bugzilla and list archive :(
1. I want to create and install a basic GNOME desktop using anaconda
as if in a distribution. how should i do that . what packages i need
to have with me .
Any suggestion. ?
2. What to do to have a chrooted file system to be created.
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This post is regarding this link -
I see that the project is 0% completed, and I had a small discussion
regarding this with a fedora developer on #fedora-mentors. Unfortunately he
did not have a _very_ strong idea about it.
Could anyone here please give me some pointers as to what is the current
state of this project? What all has been done, and what all needs to be
done? I am _really_ interesting in contributing here. Perhaps this could
also be done via a GSoC proposal; and if not through it, then definitely
outside of it.
A few months ago, I asked a set of questions on development mailing
lists of a few GNU/Linux distributions. This resulted in very
interesting discussions. As promised back then, all the answers from all
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Also, Freedesktop.org kindly agreed to host a mailing list to ease
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I have a package that installs some python modules into the normal sitelib
directory, but since the package is mostly contained of arch-specific
binaries I can't package these into noarch files . I need to move these
python modules into the sitearch dir; how can I modify the setup.py call to
install to /usr/lib or /usr/lib64 instead of just /usr/lib?
devel orphaned but still in rawhide
These packages will be removed from rawhide tomorrow 5PM UTC-5 if they
are not adopted.
Has Co-Owners but no primary owner
By FESCo decision, these packages will have co-owners promoted to
primary owner immediately. In the future PackageDB will automatically
promote a co-owner (of shortest name =) to be primary owner. If you
really don't want to be owner then orphan it after promotion and reply here.
A friend of mine have recently worked in a generic boot.iso.
The idea is to be able to use the same boot.iso whatever you are trying
to do a netinstall for Fedora 8 i386, x86_64 or a Fedora 9 i386, x86_64
or even a CentOS (from the work he did)
I think the idea would be nice to keep, having one general boot.iso for
all the current version of Fedora available would be nice I think. You
could then use the same one to install Fedora 8 on your i386 computer
your x86_64 laptop and Fedora 9 on your testing machine...
The iso can be found there :
a quick look at the file
isolinux.cfg give some ideas on how it is done...
Just an idea...