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Old 03-31-2007, 03:16 PM   #1
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LXer: Fedora 7 test 3 ready for download


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The Fedora project this week announced the availability of the third of four development releases of Fedora 7, which can be deployed as either GNOME- or KDE-based live CDs or installed to a hard drive.

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Old 03-31-2007, 03:45 PM   #2
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Fedora FC7 Experince -- Day 1 after download

I took the occasion to select almost every application available for download. That meant, for the capabilities of my desktop machine, Virtualisation, Web stuff, programming, both kde and Gnome, etc.
The result was the selection of the XEN kernel, in place of the regular kernel.

For my desktop, I experience a conflict between the XEN kernel and X windows. My software loaded, I rebooted, and my system rebooted when it was at the step to ask for the logon prompt.

On one occasion, it did not reboot, but then it just hung there.

A second attempt, while just installing the minimum (desktop), resulted in a successful install. That was pleasant. I subsequently did an update for the mimimal stuff, and it worked fine.

While I write this, I am trying to upload stuff to where I would have taken all from the DVD. This time I know I will be able to move to the non-xen kernel if the Xen version fails to boot.

On the postive side, there are a great many new features in Fedora 7. It is a much nicer interface then before. It is also faster to boot. It has compwiz, as did version fc6, but on my system, trying it caused the panel at the bottom of the screen to disappear. Logging out and back in fixed that.

A new facility in Fedora 7 is the reentrant Gnome capability. Gnome, instead of being tied to the home directory, is tied to your logon's main process id, Thus you can exit, leaving your logon running, and logon again. Can your second logon be the same as the first? My view is no, but you can logon as someone else.

Since this is a new release, none of the multimedia stuff is available in livna or other foreign web sites. Ergo, until I detail how to install all the multi-media, flash, etc. I have a scaled down system.

I would prefer to remain with this version, as it feels great, and can supplant FC6 easily.
 
Old 04-05-2007, 09:07 AM   #3
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Lsatenstein,

Greetings, I have downloaded the desktop install version of 7 test 3 and since i am new to linux , i do not know how to start the install, i have made a dvd with the iso image, what next ? somewhere i read that you have to have java installed on your system for this upgrade to work.. i have windows 2000 on the hdd currently.... thanks for you help..
 
Old 04-05-2007, 10:28 AM   #4
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Fedora 7 test 3 is not ready for prime time yet and as such I highly recommend new linux users not use it. There will be very little help in the community and many features are not completed yet. It would be a shame if your first experience is with something that's likely to be unstable and incomplete. Until Fedora 7 is released I highly recommend you instead use Fedora Core 6. You will find this much easier (at this point), stable and full featured. I run FC6 & FC5, so trust me on this matter.
 
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However if you insist I recommend you go over to the Fedora Community Forum http://www.fedoraforum.org
 
Old 04-05-2007, 07:04 PM   #6
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Greetings, I have downloaded the desktop install version of 7 test 3 and since i am new to linux , i do not know how to start the install, i have made a dvd with the iso image, what next ? somewhere i read that you have to have java installed on your system for this upgrade to work.. i have windows 2000 on the hdd currently.... thanks for you help..
Fc7 is quite stable. I do not know if you are going to keep your original operating system or do a full default install. I will presume the latter.

With your DVD, boot the system, so that the software on the DVD loads. When prompted, hit the enter key to continue.

Take the defaults at the prompts. Fc6 or Fc7 or will install and after a reboot, you will complete the install by creating your first user. (My system has the following root plus me, my daughter, my two sons, my granddaughter, and a guest logon.
Leslie
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Joshua
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Fc7 is a beta release. It is quite stable, but subject to changes. As a newbie, I would start with FC6.
 
  


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