Hi, I was a happy FC5 user and decided to upgrade to F7.
I downloaded the DVD iso and it would hang 'checking pacakage dependancies' - depending on which packages I installed it would hang at different parts of this process. I downloaded another 2 DVD iso's from different mirrors, used 4 different (2 linux and 2 Windows) DVD burn programs and the install always hung on the same process - I gave up with the DVD install.
Then I downloaded the F7 live CD and burnt it to a DVD - and joy of joys, it installed ok first time !!. But on the first re-boot after the initial (user, SE setup, etc) boot I got the dreaded Kernel panic error. Tried to install the live CD again and the install failed writing to disk - could have been the CD this time but to be honest I'd had enough by now.
I see on the Fedora forums that other users are experiencing similar issues with Fedora 7.
Now I could have persevered and probably fixed the last issue, but to be honest an OS install shouldn't have to be such hard work - if Fedora (Linux) is to be a serious OS contender to MS then things must be made easier for installs.
In the past I have run (on the same laptop) Slackware and Ubuntu with no major issues - now I just want to run run a Red Hat type distro.
I've just downloaded CentOS 5 and it installed without a hitch - so I am now happy but sad to be leaving Fedora.
I hope things improve in the future for all here.