FIXED! -- Re: Fedora install support for netbooks -- small screen size

Robert Moskowitz rgm at
Wed Jan 12 19:04:41 UTC 2011

I just installed F14 on my Asus 701ee and ALL the screens I encountered 
during the installation fit nicely on the 800x480 screen size.

I would like to thank the developers that decided this was worth doing.

I will note, however, that you missed the 'Create User' and 'Date and 
Time' dialogs of the post installation process, they are the only ones 
of the post installation process I encountered that did not fit on 
800x480 and I had to 'guess' that Alt-F would move me Forward or Finish.

I will say that the changes to Disk Druid are significant and I 
'studied' what keystrokes (on F14 installs on more 'regular' hardware) 
to use to work with it, assuming I would not see the dialog buttons 
since they got moved to the bottom of the screen.  Fortunately, I did 
not need this.

On 01/06/2010 10:24 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> I am doing another FC12 install on my ASUS 701ee.  This is a test 
> system, and I end up installing every month or so.
> Of course with the small screen size, I end up pressing <cntl-N> a 
> lot, as I cannot see the Next button.  And on some screens I just miss 
> some options, like getting to customize the install packages.  I am 
> always forgetting the key combo to turn that check box on.
> Is there some way to either get the ability to pan the screen around 
> or scroll the screen so that on Netbooks that SHOULD be a popular 
> install platform for Fedora, can have workable installation?

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