Skip to comments.Linux: Fedora Core 2 Released
Posted on 05/19/2004 10:11:29 AM PDT by N3WBI3
Fedora Core 2 is now available from Red Hat and at distinguished mirror sites near you, and is also available in the torrent. Fedora Core has expanded in this release to four binary ISO images and four source ISO images, and is available for both x86-64 and i386.
Its up on most of the mirrors (sadly not UMN)..
Gonna be fun getting a download today!
LOL! Says ~10hrs and 56min remaining. And that is from a FAST mirror.
3hrs 30min @ 52.4kbs - 53kbs
(maybe I should not post that?)
Use BitTorrent. The popularity of the download will make it come down all that much faster.
Definitely.. I downloaded the DVD image in 3 hours with BitTorrent.
I've got it. I'll install it tonight and post my findings, if anyone is interested....
I am, Are you doing the upgrade from from C!
My system: Sager 8890 laptop. Desktop 3.2Ghz CPU, 1G RAM, ATI Radeon video, Intel '97 audio, 16" LCD screen, bultin ethernet and modem, two harddrives - 1 60G and 1 40G, a CDRW/DVDRW, and a floppy drive. Four USB ports with a mouse connected to one. Firewire port, TV out port, DVI port, and PS/2 port for mouse/keyboard.
FC1 was installed as / and /boot on 60G HDD (hde1) and /home was on the 2nd HDD (hdg1). The odd drive specs are due to hardware RAID capability of the system. That's how Linux assigns the devs.
Not much to tell at the moment. I performed an upgrade of my FC1 laptop. It seemed to work OK, but after I logged out and back in, it could not find my /home, even though it said it was mounted. My ATI Linux driver is tailored to XFree86, so it won't install as FC2 uses Xorg due to licensing issues with XFree. The default video setup causes many artifacts to appear on my screen, but I am not sure of the Hor Sync and Vert Sync specs on this monitor, so I am only guessing.
VMWare doesn't like the new source code setup, so I had to munge that a little (just copied one directory to another).
After the inital re-login, and failure to find /home, I performed a complete from-scratch reinstall. Got the same results, so I'm guessing the upgrade path is working as well as a complete re-install.
Due to video and /home issues, I think I will reinstall FC1 tomorrow, and search for others having issues with this as well.
Keep in mind that this is being performed on a laptop, so YMMV.
An update to the previous post. I've corrected the /home issue. Due to my laptop being hardware RAID compatible, I need to start the installation with "linux scsi" at the boot prompt. I knew that, but since it was so late last night, I wasn't thinking very clearly.
Aha. Thanks, I'll add that to the "good things to know" stack.
Download via bitTorrent here...
No problem. There are several parms you can add to the boot prompt, but I can't remember them all right now.
Broke my own rule with Fedora C2 on bleeding edge versions always stay one behind so ill be moving back to FC1 today..
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