Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora > Fedora - Installation
User Name
Fedora - Installation This forum is for the discussion of installation issues with Fedora.


  Search this Thread
Old 12-23-2004, 02:32 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Oregon
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 44

Rep: Reputation: 15
Best upgrade approach

384 RAM
FC 2
I have a seperate /home partition for my personal stuff.

I just installed a new nvidia gforce FX 5200 video card and added a dvd r/w. I am having issues with not being able to play dvd videos. /dev/dvd is not found.
LABEL=/                 /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
LABEL=/home             /home                   ext3    defaults        1 2
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
none                    /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/hda1               /mnt/win_c              vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/hdb5               swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy             auto    noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/cdrom2             /mnt/cdrom1             udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/hdb3 / ext3 rw 0 0
none /proc proc rw 0 0
none /sys sysfs rw 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts rw,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs rw 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /boot ext3 rw 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
/dev/hdb2 /home ext3 rw 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c vfat rw,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0
sunrpc /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs rpc_pipefs rw 0 0
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom udf ro,nosuid,nodev,user=ox 0 0
Installing the video card was a major headache. I did play LOTR vcd without too much trouble with mplayer. I also have the FC 3 cd's ready to do an upgrade.
What would be the best approach to get my system upgraded and working?

Should I do a clean install on /root and hope everything goes right or simply upgrade with the present system configuration?
Any help is appreciated.
Old 12-23-2004, 02:54 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Finland
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04, Debian 5, OpenSUSE 11.3
Posts: 60

Rep: Reputation: 15

If I were you, I'd do a clean install. But it's your call.

About dvd missing, you have to do a symbolic link to dvd-device called /dev/dvd.

su -
ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd

Last edited by mjuhannus; 12-23-2004 at 02:56 PM.
Old 12-24-2004, 03:08 PM   #3
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Oregon
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 44

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks for the reply. The -s link worked great.

I really prefer doing a clean install but the nvidia drivers seem to be giving most FC users real fits. I've been searching the net for a cohesieve way of installing the drivers but it seems there are serious issues.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best approach to learning Linux vharishankar General 15 11-09-2004 02:29 AM
backup approach ulaoulao Linux - Software 0 10-05-2004 08:03 AM
How do i approach those security advisories vavoem Linux - Security 1 09-11-2004 08:24 PM
New approach to samba implementation cvc505 Linux - Newbie 5 05-14-2004 02:59 PM
5 DHCP IPs, but 7 computers - approach 2 GAVollink Linux - Networking 1 01-25-2003 06:24 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:02 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration