Just a quick blurb.
Fedora 7 Test 1 has been released today. For this particular release, we only
did a Desktop spin of the package collection. We are still fine tuning
targetted spins of the collection as part of the merger of Core and Extras.
We also produced a LiveCD that has the ability to install to your harddrive,
should you wish.
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/7 has the gory details of our work on
the 7th release of Fedora.
DVD, CD and network installation are available.
Please read the Important Warnings below in this announcement for more
The recommended method of download is via BitTorrent from this site.
HTTP, FTP, and RSYNC downloads are available from Fedora Project mirrors
listed above. Note that not all mirrors may be synced at this time.
Release Engineer: Fedora
I would like to online resize an LVM ext3 partition on my fc6 system.
What would I have to install and do? In the past I used ext2online and
e2fsadm on rh as 4, but it seems that both e2fsadm and ext2online are
missing on my fc6 system e2fsprogs package (I have
What is current status for ext2/3 resize tools (both online and
offline) for fc6? And eventually plans for fc7?
Reading man page for resize2fs it seems that in my case I could online
resize by 1Gb my /usr filesystem, that is ext3, using:
- lvextend /dev/rootvg/usrlv -L +1G
- resize2fs /dev/rootvg/usrlv
Can anyone confirm this?
Is documentation for resize2fs aligned with fc6 kernel? Currently it is:
The resize2fs program will resize ext2 or ext3 file systems. It can be
used to enlarge or shrink an unmounted file system located on device.
If the filesystem is mounted, it can be used to expand the size of the
mounted filesystem, assuming the kernel supports on-line resizing. (As
of this writing, the Linux 2.6 kernel supports on-line resize for
filesystems mounted using ext3 only.).
The resize2fs program does not manipulate the size of partitions. If
you wish to enlarge a filesystem, you must first make sure you can
expand the size of the underlying partition first.
Thanks in advance.
I tried to upgrade a Shuttle SN41G2 system currently running FC6.
The first problem I encountered was that anaconda didn't detect the DVD
drive - I had to load the pata_amd module manually.
Just as the graphical stage of the installer started, there were lots of
errors like this on the console:
/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py:74: Warning: 'with' will
become a reserved keyword in Python 2.6
In the end, anaconda aborted the upgrade because it couldn't mount a
partition listed in the current fstab:
I also tried the new "boot from local disk" GRUB option, but it didn't
work for me:
Another thing I noticed when switching back to the console to read
anaconda.log, is that I received the following warning when using
Warning: Terminal is not fully functional
Attempting to install Fedora 7 Test 1 Desktop (FD-6.90-x86_64-DVD)
using method Local CDROM [DVD] fails to find any drivers for the media,
on x86_64 with nVidia CK804 nForce4 chipset. The sata_nv driver was
loaded automatically from initrd.
Using HTTP install and Ctrl-Alt-F2 to get a shell, fdisk reads the
partitions correctly on the actual SATA harddrive /dev/sda.
The actual PATA DVD (old /dev/hdc) is not found.
The actual PATA harddrive (old /dev/hda) is not found.
This was reported as http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=226912
against Fedora Core, devel version. Bugzilla had no plain "Fedora" category,
and "Fedora Core" has no "f7..." nor "fc7..." version.
The Release Notes button displays the ones for Fedora Core 6, the
previous version. The wiki page referenced in the F7 announcement
was displaying static content, and had no "common problems" section or link.
So...I've been finding the rawhide experience to be a little more raw
than usual since about when FC6 came out. I've not seen a lot of
complaints, though, which leads me to wonder if I'm the only one.
Here's some of what I've encountered on my x86-64 system:
- The system thrashes. I guess I'm an old-fashioned sort of guy, but I
really think that 1GB ought to be enough to run a basic desktop, even
on a 64-bit system. Firefox, Thunderbird, and Liferea are all leaky
as sieves; I have to restart them occasionally or the system just
bogs down. There is a memory-leak in gnome-terminal that I can't get
the developers to even look for. Tomboy is huge, but that may just
be part of life with mono.
- Gnome-terminal occasionally becomes unresponsive. Some windows work,
others do not - though they usually come back eventually. This
behavior seems to be correlated with the memory problems, but the
system is not thrashing while I'm waiting for a terminal to
acknowledge my existence.
- Gnucash now refuses to start. I get a lot of messages like "Failed
to dlopen() '/usr/lib64/gnucash/libgncmod-hbci.la': file not found".
The interesting thing being that the indicated files *do* exist.
- Metacity occasionally gets hung. It happens most often when trying
to resize a window, but I can also occasionally see it when using
menus from the panel at the bottom of the screen. The pointer goes
into an "I'm busy" state, and nobody gets any more keyboard or mouse
events. Switching out of X and back (alt-ctrl-F1) makes the hang go
- I still have to clear out /var/lib/rpm/__db* fairly often.
Now I'm not complaining. I know the drill, and I'm sufficiently
masochistic (and backed up) to run rawhide on a system I use for real
work. But I begin to wonder if there might be something that has gone
fundamentally wrong on my system, or if this is just the way rawhide
works these days...?
Hmm, is too early to ask a question about rawhide FC7 ?
Installation was *very* nice from within VMware 5.5, and i do appreciate
many changes in the look.
I have just one problem atm : I cant find "display menu" which is in
the path System/admin/display within FC6.
I have only 800 and 640 for resolution..
One more time *excuse-me* if it is too early ! and then forget it ;)
After a fresh and fast installation of FC7-test1, i can say it boots off
very well :).
-- but i got some problem about resolution : system-config-display is
gone away (or maybe the name changed ???), and even editing xorg.conf,
there no "modes" in subsection screen.
So is there a way to set something better than 800... so i can press
"next" buttton to set up evolution ? Because so far i can see this
-- OOo never launches. I tried from terminal too, many times... Is it
something normal from test1 ?
Since updating to the FC6 386 2895 kernel I have has a number
of partial failures of the Ethernet system under heavy load.
System: Asus a8n-e socket 939 with 3 GB RAM running 386 FC6.
Eth0 is a PCI 10/100 NIC, eth1 is the onboard gigabit NIC.
NAT controlled by rc.firewall 2.4. Eth0 connects to the
cable modem, eth1 to the local net.
Under heavy load, the following error messages appear
and then eth0 stops working, severing the internet connection.
I have not seen this problem prior to the 2895 kernel.
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: eth0: transmit timed out, tx_status 00
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: diagnostics: net 0cd8 media 8880 dma
0000003a fifo 0000
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: eth0: Interrupt posted but not delivered --
IRQ blocked by another device?
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: Flags; bus-master 1, dirty 80(0) current
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: Transmit list 00000000 vs. f714b200.
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: 0: @f714b200 length 80000042 status
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: 1: @f714b2a0 length 80000052 status
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: 2: @f714b340 length 80000043 status
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: 3: @f714b3e0 length 80000045 status
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: 4: @f714b480 length 80000042 status
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: 5: @f714b520 length 8000004a status
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: 6: @f714b5c0 length 8000004c status
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: 7: @f714b660 length 8000004d status
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: 8: @f714b700 length 80000052 status
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: 9: @f714b7a0 length 80000043 status
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: 10: @f714b840 length 80000045 status
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: 11: @f714b8e0 length 8000004a status
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: 12: @f714b980 length 8000004c status
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: 13: @f714ba20 length 8000004c status
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: 14: @f714bac0 length 80000052 status
Jan 31 22:01:19 omen kernel: 15: @f714bb60 length 80000056 status
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