Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-14-2007, 05:14 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: US
Distribution: Slackware 11.0, Debian 4.0 "etch"
Posts: 71

Rep: Reputation: 15
New Fedora LiveCD Issues

I downloaded the new Fedora "Zod" LiveCD yesterday for a friend, just so he can get his feet wet. We tested it out this morning and he had quite a few issues. The first issue is that it lags badly when loading. For example, it will take anywhere between five to ten minutes just to load and start GNOME and it will take just as long to load Firefox. I tested the CD on my newer computer and it loaded perfectly which makes me wonder if Fedora requires a fast CD drive.

If that's the case, can anyone confirm? Are there special commands that I can enter when the CD boots that might help?

His computer is about six years old whereas mine is about two.

He can run Knoppix 5.1.1 with ease, but I wanted to give him something with GNOME just so he can fool around with it.

Thank you.
Old 01-14-2007, 05:29 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Charleston, SC, USA
Distribution: Debian, Gentoo, Ubuntu, RHEL
Posts: 1,148
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 48
More than the CD drive, a lot of other changes occurred in that lag of four years. Processor and memory speeds rose pretty dramatically. I'd suggest a more lightweight CD or newer computer. However, if you just want to show him GNOME and Knoppix worked well, give Gnoppix a shot. It's Knoppix with Gnome.
Old 01-17-2007, 03:42 AM   #3
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: US
Distribution: Slackware 11.0, Debian 4.0 "etch"
Posts: 71

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks for that, though it looks like Gnoppix is no longer maintained.

I'm going to give it to him tomorrow and see how it goes.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fedora Core 6 LiveCD tauhshi Fedora 2 12-11-2006 01:23 PM
Fedora Core 5 issues symidran Fedora 20 05-31-2006 01:23 AM
have livecd of 'Linux Gentoo' how do i get past the "livecd root #" command line? randell6564 Linux - Distributions 11 11-20-2005 01:31 PM
python/fedora issues CoonerTheRed Linux - Software 0 06-01-2005 12:05 PM
Gentoo Livecd Ethernet issues jrtayloriv Linux - Networking 1 01-25-2005 08:45 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration