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  • Michael
    started a topic Fedora 7 Excitement Begins

    Fedora 7 Excitement Begins

    F7 Test 1 is finally shipping in about an hour from now... though that hasn't stopped me from going through all of the mirrors looking for an open mirror (I didn't get any early copy). I found one open mirror in Taiwan, but that one was corrupted and the DVD ended up being 1GB Then I ended up finding a US one with open-access to 32-bit disc 1! So I downloaded that to at least take a look at Anaconda, but then that broke after 10MB.

    I think I'll just wait another 45 minutes for the official mirrors to open. Though next time I'll just code a program to traverse all official mirrors looking for early access.

  • Michael
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    No Fedora developers are involved with Nouveau directly. It sounds like Nouveau won't be enabled by default in Fedora 7 but we shall see.

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  • ioannis
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    nouveau project and fedora

    Yeah! an excitement indeed

    I was wondering. Does anyone know if there are any fedora developers actively participating to the nouveau project? Having working nouveau drivers in Fedora 7 will be really impressive.

    The livecd boots slowly. Nevertheless, after boot it looks like a finished product. Good state!

    Not having development tools in the Desktop flavour is a little bit annoying. It might be better to have an option during installation. Of course you can install them later via yum, but it would be nice to have the packages around in case internet connection is not available.

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by glussier View Post
    I tried with 2 computers and on both of them I goes until it asks for the language, I chose US English which is the default and then it doesn't see the dvd rom anymore and ask me to install a driver. I'm not the only one with that problem, seems like there is a lot of people with that same problem.

    Yeah, I ran into the problem but fixed it by using a USB DVD drive.

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  • glussier
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    I tried with 2 computers and on both of them I goes until it asks for the language, I chose US English which is the default and then it doesn't see the dvd rom anymore and ask me to install a driver. I'm not the only one with that problem, seems like there is a lot of people with that same problem.

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  • Michael
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    What problems had you run into with Anaconda (the installer)?

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  • glussier
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    I downloaded the live dvd and had no problem with it, I tried the installer dvd on 2 machines and I couldn't make it work.

    I think the thread title might fit better the test2 release next month.

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by Rob Williams View Post
    You'd have to have simple needs in order to -only- want what's in the repository. I guess they are trying to keep the system slim, and if it's a simple yum install gcc away, I guess it's not so bad.

    But still :/
    Actually when I was doing another Fedora 7 install this morning I got a really weird feeling.... I don't know how to describe it other than it felt "mainstream".

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  • glussier
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    I haven't had any problems with PATA devices... You might want to try booting it with all-generic-ide argument just to see if that does anything.
    Thanks, I'll try that.

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  • Rob Williams
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    The lack of GCC is due to Fedora developers claiming a normal desktop user not compiling things... that they should just use yum.
    You'd have to have simple needs in order to -only- want what's in the repository. I guess they are trying to keep the system slim, and if it's a simple yum install gcc away, I guess it's not so bad.

    But still :/

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