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Old 06-01-2010, 02:45 AM   #1
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F13 install problem


Hi, fedora installs are normally a challenge, this one is no different. I downloaded the F13 install DVD off the bit torrent. Checksum is okay. Loaded the disk and the media check was successful.

Language->English->Next
Keyboard->US English->Next
Storage Devices->Basic Storage Devices (the default)->Next

and this is where the process locks up. My PC is unusable, the only thing I can do is to use the reboot key to extricate myself from this situation.

FYI the PC is running F12 at the moment. No problems experienced. Nothing unusual about the computer.

Has anyone experienced similar.
 
Old 06-01-2010, 02:52 AM   #2
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I pulled the beta a few weeks back - tried to install it into a VirtualBox guest. It died somewhere early on, twice. I tossed it, and re-used the guest for SLES.
I have a non-virtualised F12 system that needs an update - I might have a look at getting the F13 DVD over the coming week. I'm interested in how they've integrated btrfs and snapshots for the updates.
 
Old 06-01-2010, 05:41 AM   #3
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Did you select the upgrade option?

I did a clean install over my (former) Fedora 12 machine and it worked perfectly.
 
Old 06-01-2010, 10:28 AM   #4
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Size of the boot partition for Fedora 13 is more demanding then for the earlier versions. Have you deleted all the partitions (or at least boot and root partitions) prior to installing Fedora 13?
 
Old 06-01-2010, 09:07 PM   #5
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TimL - I am having the exact same problem with F13 (64-bit). Still looking for an answer; will post here if I can dig anything up.
 
Old 06-01-2010, 09:29 PM   #6
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some info might help

have both of you done a fresh install
reformat the drive to blank ( or ext4 and a 300 meg ext3 /boot )

/boot WAS 100 meg( 74meg min then the installer troughs a fit ) it is now 300 meg .
 
Old 06-02-2010, 04:13 AM   #7
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Fedora 13 recomends 500MB if you want to be able to do a preupgrade.
 
Old 06-02-2010, 05:16 AM   #8
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DrLove73/JohnVV

Any idea why this is recommended (300MB or 500MB /boot) ?

I've got a clean install of Fedora 13 x86_64 - and I've defined a separate 300MB boot partition; but as below not even half of it is used:

Code:
/dev/sda1             291M   62M  214M  23% /boot
Thanks,
 
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Pre-upgrade only - although it looks like it will become the standard recommendation. Bloody stupid. It's in the doco somewhere; common problems maybe.
I'm just about to install. Talk to you in a while.
 
Old 06-02-2010, 07:23 AM   #10
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Well that didn't take too long - decided to move partitions to expand the boot, re-install grub prior to the install. What rubbish.
Install itself went smooth except that it didn't find the BMC ethernet - final system uses the tg3 driver without any input from me.
 
Old 06-02-2010, 07:33 AM   #11
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Sweet - all in all I find it to be more stable in terms of CPU/Memory than 12

Any suggestions on Ubuntu like desktop widgets for monitoring CPU/Memory etc? I've tried gdesklets but its not giving me what I'm looking for.
 
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I don't usually bother keeping an eye on it (i7 laptop with 8 Gig). On F12 I put lm-sensors on and conky for a display. Needed to load coretemp separately for some reason.
I'll look at that later on F13.

Edit: Seems the default fan control is better (if not perfect). Supposedly the Radeon driver was an issue on F12.

Last edited by syg00; 06-02-2010 at 07:59 AM.
 
Old 06-02-2010, 12:59 PM   #13
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Considering that Red Hat makes sure all Fedora 12 bugs are cleaned before the RHEL 6 release, and that all of those bugs are overflown to Fedora 13 and 14 also, I am not surprised that Fedora 13 it is better then 12.
 
Old 06-03-2010, 06:09 AM   #14
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On F12 I put lm-sensors on and conky for a display.
Thanks syg00, went the same way and it works OK. Think that conky is a bit wonky to configure but once you get it right its quite good.
 
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patience. It took 3-4 minutes from pressing next to getting to the next screen. Then it tool 3-4 minutes to locate installation media. After than all is good. Using F13 now.
 
  


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