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Old 05-21-2004, 09:57 PM   #1
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Fedora Core 2 Has Major Problems


I've never seen anything like Core 2 before. It's in major bad shape. I would suggest to anyone not to use it until it's fixed. Stay with Fedora Core 1.

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Old 05-21-2004, 10:07 PM   #2
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Ummm... Such as?
 
Old 05-21-2004, 10:17 PM   #3
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Fedora Core 2

I'm not sure what you mean. It wipes out partition tables, X server doesn't start. There's a lot of posts out there that I never seen with Fedora Core 1. And I haven't seen any good fixes to any of the problems. Check some of my posts. It can't read good partition tables. That's a very bad start.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 10:29 PM   #4
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I agree.... Unfortunately. The partition thing is really bad.

Try creating a partition with fdisk or even cfdisk. Then reboot. Make sure you are on a system WITHOUT important data first. It will create a screwed up partition and as in my case --noboot
 
Old 05-21-2004, 10:39 PM   #5
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Fedora Core 2

I've tried every way to partition and upgrade. with no luck. I've used RH from 7.2 on up and never seen anything like this before. Fedora Core 1 is stable. I believe they rushed this verison out without complete testing. By the way I have spent every minute of my free time to get around these problemswith no luck. No software should be this difficult to get to work.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 11:00 PM   #6
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Maybe I'm the exception but I'm having a great time with FC2. Although I did a clean install with an empty hard drive. No problems with X and no partition woes. I found FC2 to be much better than FC2T3.

My 2 cents.

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Old 05-21-2004, 11:06 PM   #7
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yes i too had the problem with a bad partition table my solution was to do an upgrade from core 1 to core 2. i had to erase the partitions created by my original attempts at a fresh install of core 2 before i could boot to any OS. but i must admit i am impressed with fedora core 2.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 11:15 PM   #8
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Fedora Core 2

I tried that one also.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 02:22 AM   #9
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Mdk10 ce had the partition problem too, I would have expected fedora to fix it as mdk did. I guess they don't talk to eachother enough.

I used a live-cd distro to set up the partitions and then the install was fine.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 04:18 AM   #10
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Possibly this was mentioned in one of those other threads you mentioned; have you tried enabling LBA in your bios? Seems to fix the problem for some people I have talked to.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 08:47 AM   #11
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Fedora Core 2

I've tried that to. Keep up the good replys someone may come up with something that I haven't tried. I've tried Partition Magic 8, Dos, Disk Drake.
I can get it to load without blowing up my MBR on drive 1 but x won't start and can't find any information on how to fix it and this is just one of the problems. I also can't get the floppy to mount from the rescue disk. Etc,Etc. If you guys can solve these two problems I think I would be on a good road.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 03:08 PM   #12
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No major problems

I was just posting this to say I haven't had a single problem with Core 2. I dual boot between Xp and Fedora and all I did was install normally, maybe it is because I use a second hard drive for my linux. The only problem I am having is really very trivial. I can't burn audio cd's from my mp3s! So far everything has been stable and very quik, though the boot could be quicker like my Gentoo box.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 03:24 PM   #13
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Can't install at all---I have a Via C3 CPU in my system.
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/....cgi?id=120685

I was getting REALLY excited about FC2, but between this bug and the XP-dual booting issue, it looks like I might be hanging on to FC1 until FC3, unless they release a FC2 bugfix--which I hope they do!

Maybe this is just the kick in the pants I need to try out Gentoo, Debian, or something else.

Last edited by Ed-MtnBiker; 05-22-2004 at 07:49 PM.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 03:50 PM   #14
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yes im having the same problem too with that partition thingy in the Installer...... Will there be a better version soon ?? Like 2.0r2 or something ?? (i doubt it)
 
Old 05-22-2004, 04:27 PM   #15
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fedora Core 2

I had good luck today Fedora core 2 is up and running. Last night I gave after a very long week of no sucess. I installed Core 1 (everything) which never had any problems and said no more. Today I upgraded Core 2 and installed grub on the second hard drive and every thing went fine. I also canceled all the error messages for the partition and left the core 1 partitions alone and to my surprise it work. I'm starting a new post for a few other problems.
 
  


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