Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Alpha
Posted Sep 19, 2012 1:30 UTC (Wed) by Ed_L.
In reply to: Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Alpha
Parent article: Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Alpha
* Utilizing automatic partitioning during installation will reformat all
selected disks on which to install without any further warning; ALL
EXISTING DATA ON THE DISKS WILL BE LOST. At this time, there is no
option presented to use free space on the disks, or to resize existing
partitions. A workaround solution exists.
* This release features a new user interface for the anaconda installer,
which will significantly enhance the end-user installation experience.
Known issues relating to the new installer user interface include:
Yet Another (allegedly) New! Improved! Anaconda Interface, This time to one that can blow away your data without the usual and complacently anticipated warning. Glad they suggest reading the entire release announcement before installing.
Fortunately, anymore there's little reason to install an alpha release on aught but a VM. Otherwise, I used to assign an alpha its own boot and root partitions, then make certain those were the *only* two partitions selected to the installer. I'd add my *real* /home to /etc/fstab only after successful install and update. Again fortunately, I rarely have need to install an alpha release -- or beta unless there's a new gotta-have version of gcc that for some reason I don't want to download and install separately.
However, I do usually download a LiveCD image and test basic graphics and network functionality from that. Unreported alpha bugs are rarely fixed for GA...
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