Why are some having so much trouble with F7?

R. Irving rirving at antient.org
Sat Jun 23 15:13:38 UTC 2007


>
> The kernels may be buggy in ways I haven't run across yet, but as for 
> booting up, absolutely no problem...
>
> I'm just trying to understand why some are having nothing but problems 
> and others just breeze right through.

   Among other things, the DVD won't install to systems with SATA 
Drives, it just hangs at "Ready"

  This will crash and burn a LARGE percentage of the Fedora Base users, 
with many having newer SATA
based systems they bought to run the new dual core processors.

 And, in their ingenuity, The FC-7 team has found this bug, and decided 
they aren't going to fix it, as it has been
labeled "Wont Fix" in the database...google around to see what I mean.

Pure Genius.  :-\

  The current work around is to disable all SATA drives, and then HOT 
PLUG them once
the kernel is up and running. VMWARE systems seem to not have the same 
problem.... since VM is
providing low level hardware access...

I liken it to having to hot wire your brand new Cadillac.


Eric wrote:
> At 09:44 AM 6/23/2007, Paul Smith wrote:
>
> <PS>>>>>The installation DVD simply does not install anything here 
> (and in many places). The problem is caused by the fact that the F7 
> kernels are too buggy... With a yum installation, F7 gets installed, 
> but to boot in it, one has to have the FC6 kernel installed and 
> selected.<<<<<
>
> Good morning, Paul.
>
> That's what I mean.  I installed using the out-of-the-box DVD ISO 
> image, both in VMware Workstation and on a separate machine with DVD 
> drive.  Both of them installed with no problem and booted right up.  I 
> have since upgraded both to the newer released kernel and that works 
> fine, too.  I have also run Software Updater on both, as recently as 
> two days ago, and updated everything for which there was an update 
> available (that's something I normally don't do... if it ain't broke 
> don't fix it and all of that, so I usually just upgrade the things I 
> need or that are flagged as security issues).  Everything (that I have 
> used so far) continues to Just Work.
>
> The kernels may be buggy in ways I haven't run across yet, but as for 
> booting up, absolutely no problem...
>
> I'm just trying to understand why some are having nothing but problems 
> and others just breeze right through.
>




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