[blag-whereto] Question on kernels (PAE) and headers

patrickm patrickm at yodamail.nl
Tue Jun 1 11:12:17 UTC 2010

On Mon, 31 May 2010 17:58:04 -0400, Abdur-Rahman Morgan  wrote: 

 The regular kernel-libre-headers should be acceptable. As I
believe that if your laptop had more than 4GB of RAM and you were running a
32-bit system that did not recognize it, then an libre PAE kernel would be
necessary. What are you thoughts on F13? I tried the pre-upgrade and had
some issues with the recognizing the kickstart and install.img being found
under /var/cache/yum/* which led me to run the install manually via URL. It
worked fine, but I prefer the BLAG-Alpha. 


I tried to preupgrade
from BLAG Alpha to Fedora 13 which failed. The preupgrade application
determined all needed packages, downloaded them all and complained about
too little space in /boot (Fedora 13 installs by default /boot with 500MB,
details here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PreUpgrade). It could continue
but it would require a wired internet connection after reboot. The system
rebooted and during installation it crashed with a message telling me it
couldn't continue. It left me with a laptop that is lacking an

So I did a clean install that went flawless. 

installing, I went through all installed packages and made a list of the
things I wanted to remove. This list combined with the anaconda-ks.cfg will
result in a personalised kickstart file. One problem I encountered is the
problem that nautilus doesn't remember the window settings
(https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=508112). It can be solved
easily, but it is something to put in the documents. 

But in general, F13
looks good and solid. I have replaced the Fedora kernel by the ones
Alexandre made and it runs smooth. 

Next I will install F13 on a system
that has a NVIDIA card to see how the Nouveau driver will handle it (info
on Nouveau here: http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/). 



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