F17 vs. Pentium 4

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Fri Apr 6 18:15:36 UTC 2012

On 2012/04/06 12:35 (GMT-0500) Michael Hennebry composed:

> Felix Miata wrote:

>>  Maybe it's time to dispense with the script (menu.lst/grub.conf)
                                            CLUE  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  CLUE  :-)

> I don't understand how that would help.
> It seems to me that that would leave me with even less documentation.

Like running an app in an xterm, otherwise invisible messages may provide a 
necessary clue to solving a problem.

> I installed openSUSE just to see if I could.
> I could, but not without problems.
> The first one was that it hung after its automatic reboot.

By default, first reboot is not a reboot but a kexec. Kexec doesn't always 
work as intended.

> Pressing reset got the job done.

Meaning openSUSE 12.1 is successfully installed and bootable?

> The other is that it took me a while to discover that to change
> my boot options I needed to edit menu.lst , not grub.conf .

See above. :-)

In F17 neither will work. It uses Grub2.

> I was really panicking for a while.

> Still no go on F16 or F17.


How about "cloning" your F15, and upgrading that to F16 with latest fixes 
with Yum?
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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