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Old 02-14-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Custom Partitioning in Fedora 18


Fedora 18

Why for HEAVENS did they change the custom partitioning in F18 from the F17 and previous versions ?

Is there a Tutorial for Custom Partitioning for Fedora 18 ?

How do you enter a Text Install in Fedora 18 ?
 
Old 02-15-2013, 11:25 AM   #2
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How do you enter a Text Install in Fedora 18 ?
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:29 AM   #3
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Yes, I put linux text in the boot line of the Fedora Live CD and that didn't give me the text mode install.
 
Old 02-15-2013, 11:36 AM   #4
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I don't know what the Fedora team had in mine on Partitioning, but this is screwed up big time.

It will not allow you to keep in place the old /home partition with your files and settings.

It won't accept partitioning done by Gparted , I had to remove all partitions from drive and then use Custom Partitioning and install partitions from Fedora install DVD.
 
Old 02-15-2013, 11:57 AM   #5
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Yes, I put linux text in the boot line of the Fedora Live CD and that didn't give me the text mode install.
do you use a live cd??? nop this procedure is only x a complete dvd of fedora
 
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A dvd .
 
Old 02-15-2013, 07:03 PM   #7
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It will not allow you to keep in place the old /home partition with your files and settings.
you should NOT be doing that anyway in fedora ( or ANY os)
those OLD fedora 17 config files WILL KILL FEDORA 18 !!!

it might be able to reuse some if you are " upgrading" from the dvd ? but 18 is rather different from 16 or 17
but
Seeing as the fedora devs just love to change things-- welcome to life with fedora ,live with it.

if you do not like it use a different distro
fedora will always be what it is " fedora "

please read the release notes
it states the changes
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...Release_Notes/

and informs you as to how to upgrade
 
Old 02-16-2013, 04:08 PM   #8
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you should NOT be doing that anyway in fedora ( or ANY os)
those OLD fedora 17 config files WILL KILL FEDORA 18 !!!
Hello John, You have made similar statements previously in regard to keeping ones /home when doing a new install.
Surely this isn't a problem. /home is your 'data' and for as long as I can remember (which isn't a long time these days :-)) /home has been able to be kept 'as-is' if it is a separate partition, or copied across from another disc.
Fedora shouldn't be putting config files in /home.

Cheers,
Terry
 
Old 02-16-2013, 05:41 PM   #9
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coping the data over from a back up is fine
things like the firefox bookmarks and with the current versions of ff
the whole .mozilla/firefox folder will work if it is the same version

but the .gconf and .config and .gnome folders and any of the old versions of programs
are very likely to be incompatible with a new version of fedora
the install and upgrade documents have very strong warnings on this

now with fedora 18 the program "fedup" is used to upgrade
in 17 and older it was "preupgrade" ,that mostly worked but had a tendency to leave old config files behind

the "upgrade form dvd "?should?" ?? be able to replace the old config files in $HOME ? but might leave old ones behind .


and if a fresh new install
you do NOT want those old config files still there
coping a old home folder over a new copy can cause all kind of headaches and problems

the data yes , like docs,photos,music and so on but NOT the config files
the fedora documentation tells you to manually in gedit edit the old settings into the NEW config files
 
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One of the benefits of upgrading (new version) fresh install of (almost) any distro was that you could keep your old /home and it basically worked. Up to and including F17. Maybe you'd have to trawl through your old package list and re-install a few things, but it generally "just worked".
I have only done one Fedup on an old x86 (32-bit) system I don't really care about. So I haven't seen the issues the OP raises, but I am also not upgrading any of my other Fedora systems as yet. It's likely I'll start moving away from Fedora as my system of choice.

The Fedora devs seem to be getting more distanced from their user base every release.

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