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Old 06-08-2011, 01:47 AM   #1
tun025
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Unhappy Fedora12 is running slow on my ASUS UL80vt


Hi.
I'm new to linux. Yesterday, I installed on my ASUS notebook.

cpu : ULV7300
memory : 2GB
hdd : 500GB
graphic : (built-in and nvidia G210M 512MB)

I install it with dual boot (windows7 and fedora). Fedora use 150 GB of my hd.
The installation is completed, and I don't know why it is running slow.
Here is my partition layout....
________________
/boot : 300MB
/swap : 4096MB
/home : 50GB
/var : 10GB
/usr : 15GB
/ : the rest
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the installation was fine. But the problem starts @ welcome screen. then it slow. I think, it might be some graphic problems... or something. And I don't know what to do and how to do.
...........................................
Please......
 
Old 06-08-2011, 02:08 AM   #2
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You are aware that fedora 12 is PAST it's End Of Life
and that the support for fedora 12 ended 6 months age .

Please stay current . The current version is fedora 15

also BE WARNED
Fedora is a bleeding edge , newest of the NEW ,and so on

and as such there are many many many bugs .Things may or may not work right.

the partition lay out is also a bit "odd"

you DO NOT need " /var" or " /usr"
nor a 4 gig SWAP ( a 1 to 2 gig is MORE THAN ENOUGH )
also fedora needs a /boot partition bigger than 500 meg for "preupgrade " to work ( 750 meg to 1 gig )


before you delete fedora 12 and install the current Fedora 15
can you post the output of this command -- this way we can help in setting up the install of 15
Code:
su -
----- your root password when asked ----
fdisk -l
This will output the hard drive layout
just copy/paste it here
 
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:49 AM   #3
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You are aware that fedora 12 is PAST it's End Of Life
and that the support for fedora 12 ended 6 months age .

Please stay current . The current version is fedora 15

also BE WARNED
Fedora is a bleeding edge , newest of the NEW ,and so on

and as such there are many many many bugs .Things may or may not work right.

the partition lay out is also a bit "odd"

you DO NOT need " /var" or " /usr"
nor a 4 gig SWAP ( a 1 to 2 gig is MORE THAN ENOUGH )
also fedora needs a /boot partition bigger than 500 meg for "preupgrade " to work ( 750 meg to 1 gig )


before you delete fedora 12 and install the current Fedora 15
can you post the output of this command -- this way we can help in setting up the install of 15
Code:
su -
----- your root password when asked ----
fdisk -l
This will output the hard drive layout
just copy/paste it here

Here is my result:
Code:
Disk identifier: 0x97be5b6a 

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System 
/dev/sda1               1          13      102400    7  HPFS/NTFS 
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary. 
/dev/sda2              13       13068   104857600    7  HPFS/NTFS 
/dev/sda3           13068       45703   262144000    7  HPFS/NTFS 
/dev/sda4           45704       60801   121274685    5  Extended 
/dev/sda5   *       45704       45742      307200   83  Linux 
/dev/sda6           45742       52269    52428799+  83  Linux 
/dev/sda7           52269       58060    46518271+  83  Linux 
/dev/sda8           58060       59104     8388607+  83  Linux 
/dev/sda9           59104       59757     5242879+  83  Linux 
/dev/sda10          59757       60279     4194303+  82  Linux swap / Solaris 
/dev/sda11          60279       60801     4194303+  83  Linux 

Disk /dev/sdb: 8015 MB, 8015314944 bytes 
43 heads, 43 sectors/track, 8466 cylinders 
Units = cylinders of 1849 * 512 = 946688 bytes 
Disk identifier: 0xc3072e18 

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System 
/dev/sdb1   *           5        8467     7823424    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
 
Old 06-09-2011, 03:26 AM   #4
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before we go to far
You DO have a install dvd for win7 from Microsoft ? right ?
Microsoft no longer gives them to the OEM so you need to ask MS for one - there free and can be mailed to you
you will just need the activation code on the computer ( a sticker)

This is in case you need to reinstall windows .
Some times "things happen" so it is best to be safe .


the oem's like to put a "win7 recovery partition at the front of the disk ( sda1) most likely
sda2 and sda3 -- guessing are windows C:\\ and D:\\

a question on sdb1 ? did you have a usb thumb drive pluged in -- seeing as it is a tiny fat32 drive



step 1
you can do this on windows or fedora 12
download fedora 15 dvd
and
Gparted live cd - a very handy tool to have in your toolbox
so is "SystemRescueCD "
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
windows can NOT see, read, or even do anything, with a NON MICROSOFT formatted partition
Microsoft will NEVER support something they do not own .

2)
use the gparted cd to unformat the LINUX only partitions
unformating is just leaving it blank and unused
-- gparted is fairly self explanatory and easy to use --

3)
install fedora 15
you might want to just let it use the default settings
with ONE EXCEPTION

install to the blank part of the drive and not the WHOLE drive

the default will put grub on the MBR overwriting MS's bootloader
( the windows 7 install dvd is needed to undo that if needed )

or use a custom layout

see the fedora docs
fedora 15 install guide
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...ide/index.html

in a custom layout you put grub on the FIRST linux partition and NOT on the mbr
-- there is a good reason for this , but it is complicated .
-- so do some research
this is an example of a custom for your laptop ( one i would use if installing to it)
----------------
sda1 -\
sda2 ---- windows
sda3 -/
--- extended there can only be 4 primary ---
sda5 /boot - 750 meg ( a bit big but "preupgrade" will NEED IT )
sda6 SWAP 2 gig
sda7 /home 5 to 10 gig
sda8 / -- the rest of the drive
----------------
fedora has no problem reading and writing to windows NTFS partitions so you can save things like music and videos there
BUT
windows will NEVER be able to read fedoras "ext4" partitions.

Last edited by John VV; 06-09-2011 at 03:29 AM.
 
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:51 AM   #5
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Thank you very much ....
I'll try to find fedora15 and install them.
.......
 
  


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