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Old 07-07-2005, 01:46 PM   #1
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core 4 (any positive??)

I have been reading through the posts about core 4 and everything seems to be really negitive, has anyone had a good expereince with core 4, I ran core 3 for a little while and it seemed ok other then it was a little slow
Old 07-07-2005, 03:25 PM   #2
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Isnít it amazing that people donít complain about positive results?

After 5 FC4 installations, I have no serious complaints, but I see no reason for anyone who is successfully using FC3 to rush out and install FC4. What I have seen that would frustrate newbies are Grub and LVM issues, both of which you see repeatedly discussed in this forum.

Grub is just being Grub. Learn how to configure it once and it wonít bother you again. The Grub Boot Floppy/Flash Drive is your friend! The grub problems were easy to fix by doing native grub installations as is outlined in the Grub Manual ( ).

The main problem with LVMs is that FC4 autopartitioning uses LVMs by default, so if you donít want to use them, then you need to do manual partitioning during the FC4 installation. LVM issues are really just a matter of getting educated about managing them. The fix: read the LVM HowTo ( ). Now that I am comfortable with LVMs, I really like them, especially the Raid/LVM combination.
Old 07-07-2005, 03:40 PM   #3
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Thanks WhatsHisName

I am running FC4, SuSE 9.3, and XP on my box. I've used linux for only 7 months. I was told to just select ext3 as the file system and not to mess with LVM's right now.

That was fine then. Just like anything (GRUB is a good example--once I learned, now I can configure it and have it work with several OS). I'm going read the article you posted and maybe for FC5 or my next install I'll mess with it.

My general understanding is that it allows resizing of partitions without editing the /etc/fstab file?
Old 07-08-2005, 08:06 AM   #4
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I am using FC4 to reply. I loaded it within a week of release and have had no problems at all.
Old 07-08-2005, 10:23 AM   #5
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I have have used it since its release. I have not had any major show stoppers, but had a few minor glitches with selinux.
Old 07-08-2005, 11:31 AM   #6
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well at least a few people are happy then, thats good I wont bother trying 4 if its not much different then 3


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