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Honestly fedora is going to give you more trouble. I would install centos if
you want an rpm based install. It will save you headache when you get to the
pulse audio issues if you stay away from fedora.
You can also use Ubuntu 10.10 which I am currently using.
If you want to get fedora to install download the live USB Creator and
install from a stick. Then yum update to get current.
On 2011-02-05 11:13 AM, "Nikolaus Rath" <Nikolaus@rath.org> wrote:
> I'm a long term Debian and Ubuntu user and just tried to install Fedora
> 14. I want to share a couple of impressions:
> I don't have a CD writer at hand, so I downloaded the netinstall image.
> Following the instructions in the installation guide, I copied vmlinuz
> and initrd.img from the .iso and bootet into it using my existing grub2
> The first surprise came when the installer asked me where to install
> from. I downloaded the network image, so I thought it'd be obvious that
> I wanted to install from the network.
> Lacking any URL or NFS server address, I figured that maybe the
> installer is asking for the netinstall image itself? That'd be weird,
> but seemed the most reasonable explanation.
> Unfortunately, I am not able to use the downloaded disk image because
> at this point the installer doesn't have LVM support. Brr.
> Rebooted, copied the network image into NFS share, booted into the
> installer again.
> Now the installer reports that it can't mount the share. This is
> obviously wrong, because if I try to specify the filename of the
> netimage rather than just the directory, the installer complains that
> this isn't the right file.
> Grmbl. Reboot, read the documentation again. Ok, apparently I should be
> able to manually enter the URL of a Fedora mirror. So I grab I piece of
> paper and write down
> Reboot, back into the installer. I am wondering why the hell I have to
> enter this. The installer knows what I'm trying to install, and it should
> able to figure out where the closest mirror is.
> Crash. I forgot that I downloaded the netboot image for i386. Why isn't
> the installer warning me that install.img that it downloaded doesn't
> work with the booted kernel?
> Reboot, typed the correct address. Now I'm in a graphical mode that
> knows LVM.
> I'm warned about the installer not being able to update my existing
> installation, but there is no existing Fedora installation. Well,
> Now the installer asks for the password of my LUKS encrypted swap
> partition. Unfortunately the password is chosen at random on every boot.
> It gives a really scary error message that it will not be able to use
> this storage device which doesn't seem appropriate to me.
> I chose manual partitioning. The installer asks me for the LUKS password
> again and gives a scary error again. Now I'm trying to use the swap
> partition for Fedora as well. I double click on it, and select "format
> as swap", "encrypted". Doesn't seem to have any effect, there is no
> indication that Fedora will actually use the device, and when I'm
> reopening the dialog then my settings are gone.
> Alright, so I'll do without swap for now. Next thing the installer
> complains that I cannot put my root partition into LVM2. This works just
> fine with Grub2, and isn't Fedora supposed to be cutting edge? Anyway,
> so I try to create a primary /boot partition instead.
> There is 128 MB of free space. I tell the installer to use all the space
> that's available. It claims that there is not enough space left.
> At this point I just got too annoyed. Am I just extremely unlucky or is
> a Fedora installation always that painful?
> »Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a Banana.«
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