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Old 11-25-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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Before Installation of Fedora 17 XFCE on laptop


Hi:

I used Brasero to burn the ISO of Fedora-17-X86-64-Live-XFCE.iso to a brand new DVD+R and I am debating what to do because my laptop is a Sony Vaio with Win's 7 on it-

I had to return the first one because the recovery partition was corrupted so Sony sent me a replacement; it's what I have and what I have to work with.

I'm certain that this laptop has the efi partition by Insyde. I don't fully understand how to get around this; and it's not because I didn't educate myself on this whole UEFI Secure Boot and all the details. I don't understand how to disable the secure boot if that's what I do need to do with it-

Should I first try to run the Live Cd of Fedora to see if it even works?

Should I turn the laptop off and then put the Live Cd in and than start it (or) place the Live Cd in the drive while the laptops still on and than shut down and re-start?

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Old 11-25-2012, 06:16 PM   #2
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It's the SVE 151190X Enhanced E series
3rd generation Intel core i5
3210m processor, dual core
2.50 GHz; 3.10 GHz Turbo Boost with a
Dedicated AMD Radeon HD 7550m 1 GB graphics card
500Gb HDD and 6GB DDR-3 RAM
 
Old 11-26-2012, 06:30 AM   #3
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I don't fully understand how to get around this; and it's not because I didn't educate myself on this whole UEFI Secure Boot and all the details. I don't understand how to disable the secure boot if that's what I do need to do with it-
UEFI is not the same as Secure Boot and it doesn't apply to Windows 7 anyways, so don't even bother to think about it.

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Should I first try to run the Live Cd of Fedora to see if it even works?
Sounds reasonable. Keep in mind that you might run into problems if the video configuration in that machine is set up as switchable graphics system. I would recommend to use the proprietary AMD driver anyways on a laptop, due to better powersavings and the ability to do video decoding on the graphics hardware.

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Should I turn the laptop off and then put the Live Cd in and than start it (or) place the Live Cd in the drive while the laptops still on and than shut down and re-start?
That doesn't matter at all.

Tip for the future: If you want to add information to a thread that has no replies don't make a new post, use the Edit button. With making a new post you have taken yourself off the Zero reply List.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 10:54 AM   #4
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Thanks for the heads up on the AMD driver.

I don't know what NIC this laptop has; and don't know how to tell in Win's 7 so:
Do you think that I will need a driver for the Network Interface card as well?

In the meantime I'm going to spend the next day or so reading the Fedora Installation instructions and the release notes as well. I'm sure you'll agree; it's better to be prepared ahead of time.

Installing Debian about 6 months ago (Desktop Pc) went reasonably well for me hope it's the same with Fedora-
Can you give or think of any other wise counsel to me before I place that Live CD in the laptop's drive?

I appreciate you advising me as I am a little nervous about the installation.
 
Old 11-28-2012, 09:44 AM   #5
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Where would I find the sources list for Fedora?

At the www.fedoraproject.org site? Or in a thread here?


I've been looking through the Turorials and the Articles to educate myself and reading the installation instructions and release notes on the fedora website. I've dedicated the last few days to learning about this distro before installing it. Don't want any surprizes with the install if it can be helped.

Also; sorry so many questions-
Does anyone know; does Fedora 17 come with Red Had Package Manager or do I need to go and obtain it and install it?

I looked here to find out about RPM:
Local RPM installation database
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RPM_Package_Manager
http://fedorasolved.org/Members/zcat/yum-rpm-faq
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAQ#Wh...I_find_help.3F
 
Old 11-28-2012, 10:28 AM   #6
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Where would I find the sources list for Fedora ?
No sources.list . The Fedora structure is /etc/yum.repos.d/<name>.repo
( Extra repo's can be added. E.g. rpmforge.repo ).

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does Fedora 17 come with Red Had Package Manager
The best "Package Manager" for Fedora is the command line tool 'yum'.
( I would never use anything but yum for Fedora, CentOS, etc.)
See man yum. Lot's of options. Also some not mentioned in 'man yum'.
http://linux.die.net/man/8/yum

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Old 11-28-2012, 11:08 AM   #7
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No sources.list . The Fedora structure is /etc/yum.repos.d/<name>.repo
( Extra repo's can be added. E.g. rpmforge.repo ).


The best "Package Manager" for Fedora is the command line tool 'yum'.
( I would never use anything but yum for Fedora, CentOS, etc.)
See man yum. Lot's of options. Also some not mentioned in 'man yum'.
http://linux.die.net/man/8/yum

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Thanks! This was important information I needed to know-
I'll go and learn more about 'yum'

Thank you for posting the link that explains yum and it's Synopsis.

In the future can I use this command to add repos?
Code:
yum-config-manager --add-repo repo-url-here
Like that?
 
Old 11-28-2012, 11:16 AM   #8
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In the future can I use this command to add repos ?
yum-config-manager --add-repo repo-url-here
Most often it's a small rpm package to install, like
# rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfr...ble.noarch.rpm


yum-config-manager ( 6.4 )
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/...s/ar01s06.html
"Yum also ships with the yum-config-manager utility, which shows
exhaustive information about all set configuration options and
parameters for each individual repository."

Don't know if 'yum-config-manager' can add a repo.

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Old 11-28-2012, 11:34 AM   #9
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Most often it's a small rpm package to install, like
# rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfr...ble.noarch.rpm


yum-config-manager ( 6.4 )
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/...s/ar01s06.html
"Yum also ships with the yum-config-manager utility, which shows
exhaustive information about all set configuration options and
parameters for each individual repository."

Don't know if 'yum-config-manager' can add a repo.

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I downloaded the rpm-nonfree-release-stable no arch.rpm;PDF
I'll read that in a little bit-
And 'man yum' as well.

The webpage that explains yum and shows exhaustive info. and the Deployment Guide is most helpful;Thank You!

There's no way that I could of known some of the things you have provided me with.
I appreciate you educating me as being in the dark could of potentially made a few things difficult for me with understanding Fedora-

Looking forward to a new OS that's a little more cutting edge-
 
  


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