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Re: Fedora 11 fail because of Anaconda :(

On Sun, 2009-05-03 at 21:45 +0200, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> http://kernelreloaded.blog385.com/index.php/archives/fedora-11-fail-because-of-anaconda/
> I wrote a blog post regarding issues I have with Fedora 11 anaconda installer.
> How is your experience using Fedora anaconda installer with Fedora 11
> beta and preview releases?

I've tried every combination that I can think of to get F11 loaded onto
my old Dell XPS t800r testbed, and "its dead, Jim".

If I let it default the filesystem layout, I can see and partition the
disk, but always get a popup about not being able to find a disk
partition after what looks like a successful repartition.  If I reboot
and try again, It gives me one extra 200MB empty first partition each
time (which I can delete, but should not have to).  If I use LVM and
EXT3 instead of EXT4, then it fully installs, but grub cannot find the
boot image on first reboot.  It also does not seem to matter whether I
add the rawhide packages or not.

Searching bugzilla, I'm amazed that nobody seems to have reported this
showstopper problem yet.  Is everyone else who is testing using real
hardware dead in the water like myself?  Or is there a workaround that I
just don't know about?

Anaconda is totally broken for my testbed anyways.  Perhaps there should
be a startup query for whether to use the installer from F9, F10, Suse,
or Ubuntu, all of which install properly on this old machine.  I think
that somebody urgently needs to re-release the preview, so that we can
actually test it, or delay the release date by at least a month.

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