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Re: F10 automatic F10 upgrades to F11?



On 07/23/2009 07:44 PM, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:

I have not invested a lot of time with F10 (other than installing
and updating it [and upgrades, I might add...]) due to the fact I
*really* wanted the "gnome session save" working on F10,
which will probably never see the light of day.

You just reminded me of something else. None of my GNOME STARTUP programs survived my upgrades to F10 or F11. They were there in F9 and F8.

My computer with F10 installed is a PIII 256cache, w/ 512MB
RAM, Nvidia TNT, has >50GB of freespace and sadly, I was not
able to do an upgrade. It really bombs out. This F10 as I showed
earlier, is disk encrypted, is LVM, otherwise might be the real
problem why upgrades will not work. I have no clue. No
breadcrumbs to follow as to why it fails.

None of my systems involved either LVM or disk encryption. My Dell Dimension has a Celeron 1.5GHz processor. I upgraded the ram to max (1GB) before installing Fedora.

I also have an old system w/P3x2, w/256MB RIMM and I discovered
quickly that I could only install up to F9. F10 apparently requires
at least 512MB RAM in order to run off the CD install. It never had
a chance, in hell even ;)

I installed F10 on an old K6-2 (500MHz) with only 384MB SDRAM. While it does run, it runs slowly and pages a lot. Actually, it was a preupgrade update of an F7 system. I had lots of clock problems with this system early on it its F7 days before the kernel got fixed. The kicker is that F7 and F10 run without any of the strange problems W98 had on the same hardware! ATI Radeon 7000 video which was *not* happy during the upgrade. It took a lot of work on my part to stabilize the configuration, given F10's want to not have an xorg.conf file....

In fact, come to think of it, Linux runs just fine on hardware that windows users have given up on because of stability problems. I only wish that the laptop I inherited with an 800MHz Pentium 3 could install more than 128MB of SODIMM, or it would still be running.

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