Aprox 55 failed http and DVD installs of FC5 with kernel panics

Dave Russell d.russell at eris.qinetiq.com
Thu May 4 14:21:06 UTC 2006

Les Mikesell wrote:

>> To be honest, I just want a stable linux workstation, I'd much prefer it 
>> to be FC5, but that looks unlikely at the moment.
> A current fedora version rarely fits any definition of 'stable',
> although you seem to have some peculiar hardware issue.

While I know what you mean, this is the first time I've been unable to 
install on this hardware, what I want is as close to cutting edge with 
as much stability as possible.

Fedora (and RedHat 3-9 before it) usually offers what I consider to be a 
nice compromise... every now again things come unstuck, but they usually 
get put back in place pretty quickly too.

> If you don't mind somewhat out of date apps (approx. FC3 vintage
> with updates), Centos 4.3 is about as stable as you'll find:
> http://www.centos.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=125
> and installation and administration style matches fedora.

I'm a full time user of RHEL at work, so I know about the various 
rebuild projects out there, but they're really not current enough for 
me... hence looking towards ubuntu which I've used before.

The pity of it for me is I'm willing to do as much debug and rebuilding 
as it takes to get this working for the future, but I don't have the 
coding skills to get it done on my own... and I understand that compared 
to other issues that the developers have to deal with my issue is pretty 
small fry.

I'm going to try a few more things (moving cards etc) but I'm reaching 
the point where I really do need a working linux distro back on this 



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