I have a friend with an intel-based i-mac. He seems interested in trying
linux. I assume fedora can be installed on Mac and it can also dualboot?
The google info was a bit sketchy. Answers on this list tend to be far
When I first start my machine, a sync takes less than a second
and compiling a small Java project takse 34 seconds.
After running for two days, a sync takes 25 to 30 seconds (and running
sync just after a sync still takes that long)
and compiling the same Java project takes 5 to 8 minutes.
Where do I look to try and find out what is slowing stuff down?
I've got 1 500M, 2 1T and 1 2T disks on the system.
We were talking the other day, people were mentioning the bugs they got
back from bugzilla recently marked as:
Fedora 13 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2011-06-25. Fedora 13 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.
If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of
Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.
People were saying that the same problem got the same message a year
ago, but it said "Fedora 11" that time. So I have a suggestion, if no
one in the support group looks at a bug in 180 days, close it with a
DONTCARE status and tell the submitter that no one could be bothered to
even look at the bug in half a year. And do the same thing if a bug sits
in NEEDINFO for six months, if no one responds in that length of time
they probably no longer care.
Users have this unrealistic view that there is a queue of bugs and they
get fixed in the order submitted. The truth is that if you don't hear in
a month you probably won't ever hear unless someone else reports it and
triage catches that they are dups. That doesn't always happen, one of
the bugs I had with FC10 was reported as WONTFIX at EOL, and when I
tried to reproduce it found that it had been fixed months before and no
one bothered to update the bug.
Finally, if someone reports a bug in an app, and the tester finds that
it's supposed to work that way, if the documentation says it works some
other way don't change it to NOTABUG, change it to a documentation bug.
If the conflicting documentation is mentioned in the bug report, take a
minute and get it resolved. Please?
My occasional rant when I look at all the time I wasted reporting bugs...
We are not out of the woods yet, but we know the direction and have
taken the first step. The steps are many, but finite in number, and if
we persevere we will reach our destination. -me, 2010
I will be teaching a one day class in a few weeks and I am going to
have the students do some kernel programming. Since it is only a one day
course I need to pack as much info into it as possible so I would like
to minimize the build times as much as possible. The modifications that
they will be making will be touching core kernel headers so it will have
to rebuild almost all of the kernel every time. Because of this I'd like
to get a kernel config that can get F14 booting (the minimal install) in
KVM with the shortest build time possible. I've gotten the build down to
9 minutes and 55 seconds but I would like it sub 5 minutes. Does anyone
have or know of a place where I can find a bare minimum config. I've
been working on trimming down the stock F14 kernel but there is so much
to go through I'm thinking it might be best to build it up from an
I'm running f14-x86_64 but have a need for a f14.i686 kernel package
(kernel-126.96.36.199-45.fc14.i686). I'd also like to unpack it but not into
its default locations.
That leaves me with two questions:
How do I download it without installing it?
How do I unpack it into a safe location (such as /test)?
Been fiddling with yum and had no luck.
i m trying to install f13 on a computer with cobbler and pxe but when i
boot the network card is not detected.
i would like to update the initrd image file with updated modules
Does anybody have a pointer on how to do that?
Thanks in advance for any help
i need to build a rpm package with debuginfo, this is the default result on
my Fedora 10, but on Fedora 14, rpmbuild didn't build a debuginfo package,
it is invalid to put "%define debug_package 1" in spec file, anybody knows
how to enable this? Thank in advance.
I've found strange problem in new Fedora 15. I suppose it should work.
It's maybe fdisk or grub problem.
Normaly I have this (working) multiboot solution on my home PC:
On first small (100MB) partition are grub1 files only with this config
(grub is installed to MBR):
--- cut ---
title Fedora 15
title Fedora 14
--- cut ---
Grub of linux distributions is installed into their partitions
I want make the same on mirrored environment
2 HD in mirror (raid1):
size id OS/SW FS
1. part 200MB fd grub ext4
2. part 8GB 82 SWAP swap
3. part 10 GB fd fedora 15 ext4
4. part extended
5. part 10 GB fd fedora 14 ext4
6. part 10 GB fd ubuntu ext4
last part rest. of disk - LVM
I've installed Fedora 15 on
/dev/md0 (/dev/sda1,/dev/sdb1) /boot
/dev/md1 (/dev/sda3,/dev/sdb3) /
grub was in MBR and everything worked.
grub> root (hd0,0)
grub> setup (hd0)
When I want put grub of Fedora 15 to start of /dev/sda3 grub is
THIS DOESN'T WORK:
grub> root (hd0,2)
grub> setup (hd0,2)
Error 17: cannot mount selected partition
Without mirror (raid1) it works. With raid1 it works only on first
partition. Can you explain me why?
Thanks in advance