Installed FC3-rc2 on two machines:
Box1: Dell Inspiron 7000 (PII/233MHz): Upgrade (from FC2) and Fresh install
Box2: Dell Inspiron 5169 (P4/2.8GHzHT): Fresh install
Fresh install sets SELinux to 'Disabled'.
1. Mediackeck consistently marks all FC3 iso CDs as FAIL, even though they
are fine and install correctly.
Note1: I burned these CDs three times, on different releases/kernels
(FC1/2.4.27 and FC2/2.6.9), after reading about some issues with ide-cd on
2.6 kernels I also tried the -pad option with cdrecord. No difference, all
CDs recieve a FAIL with mediacheck. However, I checked an old FC1 install iso
CD and it got a PASS.
2. Configuration/Detection problems
2.1. Monitor: On both machines, the monitor fails to be detected by default
(it is respectively a Dell 1024x768 LCD and a Dell 1400x1050 LCD). The user
has to manually configure it during firsboot.
2.2 Desktop: my choice is to install KDE and not install GNOME. One would
expect that the login manager would be kdm, and the default desktop KDE.
Instead, I get gdm as login manager and I log into ... TWM ????????????
If GNOME is not installed and KDE is, the /etc/sysconfig/desktop should be
3.1 After install, the Inspiron 7000 hangs during 'Starting udev', I have to
Ctrl+C to stop udev launch and continue booting. I will look into that.
3.2 On the Inspiron 7000, the upgrade from FC2 resulted in a boot sequence
that would hang just after the message "Enabling local filesystem quotas".
Fresh install does not exhibit this problem. I don't know if the machine
froze or did something useful (relabeling for SELinux maybe?), but it just
looked frozen, and I did have limited patience (1h30 during which I rebooted
4 times, investigated a bit,echoing some strings from rc.sysinit) before I
decided to redo a fresh install.
Thank you very much for making Fedora better and better ar combining ease of
install and use, stability and cutting edge features.
I keep a mirror of the main rawhide repo, or at least it is supposed
to be a mirror. But apparently something is different between the
real repo and my mirror. I'd like to find out what.
If I run yum against my repo to update mozilla-mail with
yum --obsoletes update mozilla-mail
It returns with an error that it cannot find filename:
Well that is the wrong file name. The 13 should be a 17. I just
finished my mirroring program and looking in my mirror I see
mozilla-mail-1.7.3-17.i386.rpm (The correct file)
Where does yum get the filenames it looks for? I'm guessing some file
on the real repo is not getting downloaded to my mirror and therefore
some incorrect stuff is happening.
Can someone tell me where the filename is comming from?
PS- If I run yum the same way but aimed at the real repo it finds the
I am testing FC RC3 and it seems that the Summary (RDF) View is gone in
Evolution? Was it removed or is there something wrong with my install?
Also, I lost all my file associations in Evolution..... and possibly
Nautilus(?) When I looked for some simple means of recreating them, I
couldnt find the old mime types GUI interface.... Is it gone also?
I did an "upgrade" instead of a "new" install......
Other than these two issues (pretty serious ones if your goal is to
build this into a consumer grade OS...), seems to be working rather
Any advice is appreciated....
-A OUTPUT -j LOG
to /etc/syconfig/iptables I get
service iptables restart
Flushing firewall rules: [ OK ]
Setting chains to policy ACCEPT: filter nat [ OK ]
Unloading iptables modules: [ OK ]
Applying iptables firewall rules: iptables-restore v1.2.11: Couldn't
load target `log':/lib/iptables/libipt_log.so: cannot open shared object
file: No such file or directory
Error occurred at line: 92
Try `iptables-restore -h' or 'iptables-restore --help' for more
Using FC3t2. The command line
iptables -A OUTPUT -j LOG
works. iptables-save gives
:INPUT ACCEPT [0:0]
:FORWARD ACCEPT [0:0]
:OUTPUT ACCEPT [0:0]
-A OUTPUT -j log
Putting just this in /etc/sysconfig/iptables gives the same error on
Galuna - Solutii Linux in Romania
[Bug 137650] New: Install reports
"Probably out of disk space" when
copying install image.
Fri, 29 Oct 2004 18:30:41 -0400
Description of problem:
The FC3rc3 install process gave me an out of disk space error when
installing on a formerly used hard drive with empty partitions.
I was installing FC3rc3 from CDROM (CDRW disks) on a dual boot machine
with a previous install of FC3T3. I select a brand new installation,
not an upgrade of what is already there. I'm manually partitioned the
drive with disk druid.
I've tried partitioning 3 different ways: 1)leaving the partitions
alone, 2) removing them entirely and re adding and reformatting them
and 3) just reformatting them as they are.
There are 4 actual partitions on the disk: hda1 = XP, hda2 = /boot,
hda3 = swap; hda4 = placeholder, hda5 = "/" All the Linux partitions
are empty, save for "lost and found". I've checked their sizes in
linux-rescue by temporarily mounting them and then doing a df.
The error I received was:
"An error occurred transferring the install image to your hard drive.
You are probably out of disk space." It then take me back to the
start of the actual installation process. I rebooted the install disk
several times. I changed the partitions around. I changed the
I watched and the system does seem to reformat the drive when it is
supposed to. (The drive light runs anyway.) The progress bar of the
image copy gets to about 80% when the cdrom drive stops. Then the
error message appears.
The hard drive checks out fine (fsck from linux-rescue) and the cdrom
has passed "media test" three times. I've also run a memcheck86 and
it too passes.
My laptop is about a month old and has been rock solid.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Whatever shipped on the Oct 28 version of the ISO rpms at
i386/fc3-rc/3/ at duke.edu.
I tried about 10 times to install with no success.
Steps to Reproduce:
It did eventually install. Truthfully I don't know what happened
because I was talking on the phone with a friend and pressing keys at
the same time and suddenly it was installing packages.
I don't know if it is reproducable now because I haven't tried to
install on the laptop since.
The machine is an HP7280 laptop. It has a 5400 RPM 80 GB drive and an
4x DVD burner/CDRW. I burnt the ISO CDRW disks on this machine and
they passed validation testing in K3B as well as the media check on
the Linux boot disk.
The partition settings were:
/dev/hda1: XP 20 GB
/dev/hda2: /boot 100 MB ext3
/dev/hda3: swap 1 GB
/dev/hda5: / remainder, ext3
I think that the package selected was small when it finally installed.
My initial package selection was large and custom, ie workstation +
development tools, not server with X or a desktop install.
Which partition does anaconda copy the install image too ? Is it
possible that it was using /boot and that the install image was bigger
than the space on it ? Just an idea ?
Comment: when and if this happens, the computer is unusable. At this
point in the installation, grub.conf is empty and thus XP won't boot if
you are dual booting. There is also nothing left on the Linux
partitions to run.
Is there anyway that I can change a key binding on Evolution? I'm that
used to ctrl-w for delete (emacs) that I keep hitting it on Evolution
which, of course, kills the app.
"Trust me, I know what I'm doing" - Det. Sledgehammer
When using rhgb, if X fails to start (for any reason, and there are
plenty) the boot process hangs. Can we get a useful error message and
maybe only take the user to runlevel 3 in this case? How hard would this
how to install FC3 with ReiseFS? I tried it with FC3test2 (after booting
ISO typed: linux reiserfs) but installer stops just before formatting
partitions. I sent a bug to bugzilla.redhat.com and someone replied that
it was because of SELinux.
I have question. It is possible to install (format) reiserfs partition
with SELinux enabled? Or if not how to disable SELinux and enable
thanks in advance