F17 vs. Pentium 4

Michael Hennebry hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu
Fri Apr 6 20:24:28 UTC 2012


On Fri, 6 Apr 2012, Felix Miata wrote:

> 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.

That means that from the command line,
grub will emit messages that I would not see using pause?

>> 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?

Yes.

> How about "cloning" your F15, and upgrading that to F16 with latest fixes 
> with Yum?

I suppose I could clone my F15 by copying its partition,
but I thought that yum could only upgrade package versions,
not fedora versions.
man yum seems to concur.
Doing an upgrade with the installer would require running the installer,
something that hasn't worked well for me.

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Michael   hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.NoDak.edu
"On Monday, I'm gonna have to tell my kindergarten class,
whom I teach not to run with scissors,
that my fiance ran me through with a broadsword."  --  Lily


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