Fedora 8

John Austin ja at jaa.org.uk
Thu Nov 8 09:29:33 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 17:07 +1030, Tim wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-11-07 at 22:13 -0600, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> > if you are doing more then one Linux install, pick good labels instead
> > of using the default ones. This is also a good idea if you expect to
> > move the drive to another system for repair, data recovery, etc... 
> The installer really needs to give you an option of choosing your own
> labels, independently of the mount point names.  Or, electing to go with
> randomly generated UUIDs, instead.
> Has FC8 changed the install routine to be smarter about this?
> -- 
> (This computer runs FC7, my others run FC4, FC5 & FC6, in case that's
>  important to the thread.)
> Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.
> I read messages from the public lists.

I find it much cleaner to sort out the partitions, format and label them
before starting the install proper.
Then a custom install with no formatting is fine.

Write grub to the partition /boot or / (/dev/sdxy) and not to the
"device" /dev/sdx.

Boot using grub "somehow" using existing grub, grub on CD or USB stick.
Then sort out permanent boot configuration.  The chain loader approach
is quite neat when playing with different installs.

F8 installed and running - 15mins from finishing interactive input and
the install complete. 1678 packages installed.

Fighting nspluginwrapper to control x86-64 firefox


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