Thursday, October 08

Rant

Blub

Got it to partition my disks the way I want them without crashing.

Go it to install.

I suppose that asking it to boot is too much?

My other two Linux boxes are running Fedora 8, which is getting on a bit, but which actually works.  This is my first time with Fedora 11, and so far I'm not all that impressed.

I'll try a minimal install with a plain boot partition* and see how that goes.  I can always take a backup and rebuild using a rescue CD if need be.

Update: Okay, that worked.  In fact, it worked very well.  Fedora 11 is fast and clean and the video driver problems that plagued 9 and 10 seem to be all gone.  The weird thing is that it wanted to boot from /dev/sde, which is not at all where I put the boot volume originally.  So let me try that again with RAID.

Update: And this is why I tell people to buy a small NAS...

Update: Working now.  Once I moved the boot volume to sde/sdf it worked fine, so that was a BIOS issue and nothing to do with Fedora.  Currently installing 1.5GB of patches, then I'll install OpenVZ and see where that takes me...

Update: OpenVZ is a no-go.  Fedora 11's new video drivers - which actually work - require a 2.6.29 kernel.  Stable OpenVZ is on 2.6.18; the latest release is on 2.6.27.  Since I want this to be a stable file server / dev & test server, and I want OpenVZ so it can be the same as production, that means I need to go back to CentOS.  So off I go.

Update: So Haruhi will be the new 2008 Server server, and Yurie can be my Linux desktop or whatever.  That can wait for Fedora 12.

* Rather than RAID-1.

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1 For all the complaining people do about Microsoft, I sure didn't have this much trouble getting my Windows NAS working. It wasn't easy, but it only took a few hours.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Friday, October 09 2009 06:09 AM (+rSRq)

2 Yep.  I am doing slightly weird things, but I'm also running into bugs which should have been fixed years ago.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, October 09 2009 12:49 PM (PiXy!)

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