I installed Fedora 18ß on both of my
computers. A horrible long wait for about 20
minutes before anything happened. When it
finally started, a message about
/etc/commandline or somethinglike that flew
Other than that, anaconda is excellent and it
is a beautiful piece of work!
The kmail question is that after setup, I
notice that there is no trash folder. One can
delete messages to a trash folder and they
disappear, but there is no folder, so one
cannot see what's in the trash (or bring it
back). Is this supposed to be like this?
The good news first: F-18 Beta DVD ISO image can be booted from harddisk
again, so it seems I will be able to test that installation method this
time without having to research strange/new/complex entries for GRUB and
loading squashfs images from remote locations.
However, I'm stuck because of the new installer GUI not letting me finish
the manual partitioning. =:-/
First of all, it has become a maze to navigate, although that is not the
final problem. For keyboard, timezone, language and basics I've used the
"Done" button. So far so good. Many mouse-clicks and much mouse-pointer
movement, but at least it accepted my changes.
The installer complains about the "installation source" (ISO) without
telling me what's wrong. There's a "Verify" button, which doesn't seem to
Partition is what can drive the user mad.
It defaults to automatic partitioning, complaining about not enough free
space. I've searched for a way to tell it that I want to reuse an existing
logical partition. One that has a Rawhide->F18-Alpha on it. Somehow I
needed to click "Continue" to reach an error dialog that again tells me
there is not enough free space and that the installer will help me, so I
tell it I don't need help, I want to partition myself, but I cannot escape
that dialog other than with the "Reclaim space" button. Could be
dangerous, but I take the risk and click it after changing the
partitioning which defaults to "LVM", which should be irrelevant when I
I reach the partitioning screen, where assigning mount points is everything
other than intuitive compared with old Anaconda. Partition names are not
displayed anywere, just labels, mount points and names of existing installations.
It needs many mouse-clicks to open existing installations (this is a multi-boot
desktop) and reuse mount-points via the "Apply changes" button. Again,
so far so good, at least I can make the installer use the LUKS encrypted
/home and a few /mnt/… targets. I also tell it to reformat (!) the Root
ext4 partition, but:
It continues to display a yellow warning about not enough free space for
automatic partitioning. Help! I can revisit the partitioning screen
endlessly without any way to teach it that reformatting means the space
will be available for installation. And why does it still refer to
automatic partitioning, if I tell it that I partition myself?
What am I missing? The begin installation button is greyed out.
Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle) - Linux 3.6.8-2.fc17.x86_64
loadavg: 1.84 0.69 0.25
I've been trying to play around with fedora 18 beta in a kvm guest on RHEL
6. But the f18 VM's screen is too big to work on the smallish monitors I
have without scroll bars.
Is there some way I can force my f18 guest domain to have a resolution of
1024x768 like some other fedoras (15, 16, 17) had inside KVM?
I tried following this suggestion:
changing Driver "intel" to Driver "cirrus"
But when I put the three files in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ X won't start.
Here is what is in the end of the log:
[ 51.017] (++) using VT number 1
[ 51.017] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for cirrus
[ 51.017] (--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
[ 51.017] (--) Chipset CLGD5446 found
[ 51.017] (EE) cirrus: The PCI device 0xb8 at 00@00:02:0 has a kernel
module claiming it.
[ 51.017] (EE) cirrus: This driver cannot operate until it has been
[ 51.017] (EE) No devices detected.
Fatal server error:
[ 51.017] no screens found
[ 51.017] (EE)
Please consult the Fedora Project support
[ 51.017] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log"
for additional information.
[ 51.017] (EE)
Just putting the first file (40-monitor.conf) did not help. Putting the
other two caused X to stop working...
Has anyone been able to change the resolution on a fedora 18 kvm guest
before? Anyone know why the resolution got bigger in f18?
Thanks for any ideas anyone might have...
I just tried to upgrade my fedora 17 to 18 using preupgrade. When procedure
completed and I restarted my computer anaconda has an error, so I couldn't
complete the upgrade.
After that I learned that preupgrade is not longer supported.
I want to make the upgrade using FedUp this time. It's possible right now?
I must delete the preupgrade upgrade with any way?