I have not used any flavour of linux in more years than I care to even think about. I decided to give it a go with Fedora Core 6.
I installed on a older Pentium 2 MMX box. The install went smoothly and I was up an running in a short time.
Shortly after install I was notified about 140 some-odd updates that were availible and told the system to install them.
I waited... and waited.. and waited... and nothing happened- at all. No list of updates.. no notice updates were taking place. Nothing.
Well, after literally hours of nothing happening- I told the machine to reboot. While shutting down- the machine froze. The background image was about 1/2 removed from the screen and it just sat... I thought perhaps it was doing something- so I let that sit for a while- and again, nothing happened. I powered off.
I powered back up- and boot starts normally- the graphic enviornment starts up and starts loading.
Near the end- when I expect the desktop to show- it reverts to the command line.
I looked at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Bugs/FC6Common
and validated I had the i586 rather than the i686 kernel. I attempted to fix that. On step 2 the yumdownloader reports that a lot of repositoriy's are listed more than once in the configuration and then runs a short time - with a final notice of "Errno 13" Permission denied ./kernel-
Can someone point me in the right direction?