About that installer...

Eddie O'Connor eoconnor25 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 04:36:39 UTC 2013


What about installing F17....& doing the " fedup" procedure?... might that
work?....
On Mar 11, 2013 12:32 AM, "Dan Irwin" <rummymobile at gmail.com> wrote:

> So I'm trying to get F18 onto my new Dell laptop (e6530). Not
> surprisingly, it's not working.
>
> The installer won't let me install. It won't find free space. It won't
> shrink partitions.
>
> I even dropped to a shell, and used fdisk to blow away my windows 7
> partition, and the installer still doesn't work properly!
>
> I have now tried to manually partition, and the installer tells me
> "Error checking storage configuration".
>
> I have not had issues like this installing Linux since the mid 1990s.
> And even then, I was able to complete and install. Today, in 2013,
> with all the knowledge and experience I have, I cannot seem to get F18
> onto my laptop.
>
> In frustration, I went and installed a F18 VM on my old laptop. When
> the VM has an empty, unpartitioned disk, the install worked perfectly.
>
> Why has this been broken so bad? What was so bad about the old
> installer? The ability to manually create LVMs and partitions would is
> a panacea compared to this mess in F18. Seriously. This is pathetic.
>
> So, right now, I have a laptop without any OS. Useful!
>
> Notes:
>
> Yeah, I should have beta tested. But that was hard considering I only
> received my new laptop on Friday.
> I'm not blaming anyone for my deletion of my own OS.
> Fedora should not outright remove and replace features, and expect to
> have such features restorred within the usual 6 month release
> schedule. Who the hell signed off on this?
> Linux distros need to learn to not cater for novices. If you can't
> partition, you shouldn't be running Linux.
>
> As this has descended into rant material, I am going to choose to stop now.
>
> Come on Fedora, shape up. You can do better than this.
>
> Time to find a Fedora 17 ISO somewhere on my net...
>
> Cheers,
>
> Dan
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