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Old 06-21-2007, 08:32 AM   #1
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goodbye Fedora

Hi, I was a happy FC5 user and decided to upgrade to F7.

I downloaded the DVD iso and it would hang 'checking pacakage dependancies' - depending on which packages I installed it would hang at different parts of this process. I downloaded another 2 DVD iso's from different mirrors, used 4 different (2 linux and 2 Windows) DVD burn programs and the install always hung on the same process - I gave up with the DVD install.

Then I downloaded the F7 live CD and burnt it to a DVD - and joy of joys, it installed ok first time !!. But on the first re-boot after the initial (user, SE setup, etc) boot I got the dreaded Kernel panic error. Tried to install the live CD again and the install failed writing to disk - could have been the CD this time but to be honest I'd had enough by now.

I see on the Fedora forums that other users are experiencing similar issues with Fedora 7.

Now I could have persevered and probably fixed the last issue, but to be honest an OS install shouldn't have to be such hard work - if Fedora (Linux) is to be a serious OS contender to MS then things must be made easier for installs.

In the past I have run (on the same laptop) Slackware and Ubuntu with no major issues - now I just want to run run a Red Hat type distro.

I've just downloaded CentOS 5 and it installed without a hitch - so I am now happy but sad to be leaving Fedora.

I hope things improve in the future for all here.
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With apologies to Monsieur Webber:

Don't cry for me Fedoratina...
The truth is I never ran you
All through my build days
My sad persistence
I held my comments
Don't beep your resistance

Well we've loaded F7 at least once here (from DVD). I'm a bit annoyed that they won't give you a full CD set any more. It seems they're pretty much saying "go away if you have older hardware - we don't want you". Live CD is OK but why make me download all the packages I want after the install rather than allow me to install them at load time from local CD media?


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