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Great release notes!
I will surely check it out.
Congrats to the Fedora team for another release!
Fedora 7 (Moonshine) released
Posted Jun 1, 2007 9:15 UTC (Fri) by kripkenstein (subscriber, #43281)
First the LiveCD was extremely slow and unresponsive. I raised the recommended RAM to 256 (VMWare suggest 192 before) and things somewhat improved, enough to install to the HD. Once booted from the (virtual) HD, things seemed to work, until I tried to do a package update, but the package manager froze. Force-closing it left a 50-MB process (that I only noticed because of its size), which couldn't be killed in the GNOME system monitor (note that this works in e.g. Ubuntu, they ask for the admin password for terminating root processes). After a few other annoyances I gave up for now. Perhaps I could have solved these matters with more work, I might look into it later when I have time.
Since I used Fedora in the past and liked it, I suspect that my issues are to do with either VMWare and/or the fact that I used a LiveCD (at least when running the LiveCD part). Perhaps the Fedora LiveCD isn't as mature as other distros' LiveCD offerings?
Posted Jun 1, 2007 14:44 UTC (Fri) by atai (subscriber, #10977)
Posted Jun 1, 2007 19:08 UTC (Fri) by kripkenstein (subscriber, #43281)
Posted Jun 3, 2007 19:54 UTC (Sun) by bringo (guest, #45572)
It uses the BusLogic SCSI driver.
Posted Jun 2, 2007 8:12 UTC (Sat) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
That's apparently a VMWare bug in their SCSI emulation that got exposed by the changes in the kernel mptbase driver. Changing to IDE in VMWare should workaround this problem.
This is the first time a Fedora release has installalable Live images so there might be things that need more polish too. File RFE's in bugzilla.
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