Current Fedora Core 2 Problems & Solutions/Helpful Links
melgil88 at optonline.net
Sat Jun 19 10:29:23 UTC 2004
Due to popular demand, now without the shouting ;)
***WinXP Dual boot problems***
So you've installed Fedora Core 2 and now you can't boot into Windows
XP...STOP RIGHT THERE! Quit playing with that partition table. Go here
for the fix:
***Asus P4P800 Series motherboard***
Got one and tried to install Fedora Core 2? Won't install, right? Go
***FC2 Mounting of USB Storage devices fails with error reading
Update to a later kernel package, eg, from
Use rpm -i to install the kernel package, then edit /boot/grub/grub.conf
set default=0 and reboot into the new kernel
***All Via C3Processor motherboards reboot at start of FC2 install***
Follow the instructions at the end of
Want to boot from floppy disk? Try this:
This list has seen alot of questions/problems on SATA drives. Here's
the latest Buzilla list:
Another thread generator is USB problems:
It's never too late to read the Release Notes for Fedora Core 2:
For other problem fixes/information, please go to the Unofficial FAQ.
Trust me, the answer is probably there. If it's not, there will most
likely be a link to it:
Check Bugzilla, try the "most frequently reported bugs" listing first:
Here's the link to the Archive for this list:
You can try the search feature at the top of that page, but it's been
known to be flaky at times. If you have problems there, go to:
That's an alternate site for the fedora-list archives and has a working
Slap a string in there with your error message (or part of it) and see
if anyone else has had the problem.
If you can't find an answer to your problem with any of those steps
above, post here at fedora-list at redhat.com. But BEFORE YOU DO THAT- the
folks here can help you much better if you include the following
-A descriptive subject title. This will spare folks who don't have
advice from spending the time reading your note, and will single out
those who do. It will also be a great help to those who come after you
with the same problem.
-Hardware specs of your machine: motherboard, CPU, video card, ethernet
-Software info: Kernel version, Window manager.
-Steps you took that got you to this error.
General non-problem stuff:
Got window manager questions? Want to know how to do something in your
chosen window manager?
If you're using Gnome, go here:
If you're using KDE, go here:
Now that you've got your Fedora box up and running, of course you want
to stuff it full of apps and goodies! Go to FreshRPMs:
For general Linux usage/questions, I've found this message board useful:
Finally, here's the link to *all* Redhat mailing lists:
Many thanks to the folks at fedora-list who have contributed to this
listing. If I named them all this note would be twice the size ;)
Comments/questions? Please send email to me, Lisa, at
melgil88 at optonline.net.
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