Install questions

Itamar Reis Peixoto itamar at
Wed Jul 14 04:48:51 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 1:45 AM, Alex <mysqlstudent at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have just installed FC13 on an AMD Phenom II 1090 six-core box using
> the desktop system settings, and I have a few questions. I'm not sure
> I like the configuration, and will probably reinstall.
> - Is it possible to pass arguments to mkfs during install, so I can
> limit the size of the reserved blocks? I have a 1TB disk, and I
> believe the default is 5% for ext4, meaning 500MB is wasted.

tune2fs are your friend

> - If I choose the option during install to use all the available disk
> space, it splits it into two partitions, one for root and one for
> /home. What is the sense of that for a desktop system? Why not just
> create one large partition?

because you can install a new version of fedora and your data will be
at /home, you can format all other partitions and have a clean install
without wiping your data

> - Power management doesn't work. Instead of the computer going to
> sleep, the CPU fan spins very fast, faster than it did even during the
> install.
> - What is the program that was used to generate the hardware profile
> during install? There were quite a few "unknown" entries, and I'd like
> to figure out which those were. lspci does not show all the
> information that was shown during the install, and all those entries
> were pretty well defined. It is running on an Asus Crossfire IV board.
> - I have an Sapphire HD5770 video board with 1GB. It's a dual-headed
> card. Does the X server support two monitors with this card?
> - I have to install Windows 7 on this computer as well. Should I
> install Windows 7 first, then install fedora, and use grub as the
> bootloader? Will fedora automatically configure the dual-boot if it
> detects Windows on the disk already?
> - Is USB3.0 supported in fedora? I know the kernel has had it for
> quite some time.
> Thanks,
> Alex
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