Thanks to BillyMayday and CRC123 I'm now
FEDORA CORE 9!!! ON THE AIR!!!
I guess there's just no easy way around (easier than) loading from DVD/CD.
BTW: Seems to be plenty of glitches during load and post-installation fixing.
I ran across this at the end of yum update:
ERROR:dbus.connection:Unable to set arguments () according to signature u's': <type 'exceptions.TypeError'>: More items found in D-Bus signature than in Python arguments
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in <module>
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 241, in user_main
errcode = main(args)
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 193, in main
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 432, in doTransaction
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 790, in runTransaction
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/plugins.py", line 175, in run
func(conduitcls(self, self.base, conf, **kwargs))
File "/usr/lib/yum-plugins/refresh-packagekit.py", line 37, in posttrans_hook
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/dbus/proxies.py", line 68, in __call__
return self._proxy_method(*args, **keywords)
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/dbus/proxies.py", line 140, in __call__
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/dbus/connection.py", line 597, in call_blocking
TypeError: More items found in D-Bus signature than in Python arguments
Also, my xemacs seems to know nothing about dired. When I click the dired button, it says that symbol is void.
When I first came up, fonts were seriously aliased into jaggies on the menus. But the second login, everything got magically fixed.
Also, my NIC card started out deactivated with a strange DHCP bug failure report. So I clicked deactivate. Then I clicked activate. Then it reported failure again. But then it magically connected to our local switch. Everything's been fine since.
Also, the media check screen during installation was flakey. When it finished the check, I clicked "continue" (or was it "skip") to return to the install path. It gave me a modal error dialog that said "OK" in text in the upper left with a single OK button as my only possible response...no other comments. So I clicked "OK" and it returned me to the screen to "Test" or "Skip". When I clicked "Skip" I got the same modal box again...ad infinitum. No biggie, I'd just begun the install, so I restarted.
I hope these bug reports are useful. I haven't got bugzilla going yet.