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    Quote Originally Posted by offgridguy View Post
    Thank you for the info, were you able to use
    the ext4, format?
    I think it was ext4, but I didn't really look too closely all the distros I've tried so far have defaulted to ext4.
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    Re: Fedora 18 tryout

    Fedora 14 is quite aged, at this point. Fedora distributes only free and open source software. If your printer, for example, requires a proprietary driver, then Fedora will, in fact, in my own experience, set the printer up correctly. It won't work, though, until you install the driver. Many distributions take a similar approach.

    Anaconda is the Fedora installer, not just the installer's partitioner. It defaults to LVM, but that is an option the user can change via the GUI.

    Fedora is essentially a proving ground for new software sponsored by Red Hat. New releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux are based on Fedora. Fedora is intended to be pretty bleeding edge, releasing every 6 months. Red Hat is intended to be very stable, releasing a new product once in several years.

    You can stay very current with very new stuff with Fedora, just don't expect it to be without occasional issues.

    If you are going to use Fedora 18, you should read their posted list of common bugs and the release notes.

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    Re: Fedora 18 tryout

    Thank you for the input, I noticed that other distro's such as
    Manjaro and Sabayon use the same or very similar installer.
    There is no doubt that most of the issues i have are due to lack of experience with these different install methods.

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    Re: Fedora 18 tryout

    Don't worry as you use and learn more about distro's you'll get better with all kinds of tasks. I did-

    When I installed Fedora I choose manual installation I prefer it over allowing the installer to do it for me automatic is fine if your not in a dual boot with another operating system.

    These Fedora pages should be of some use to you:

    http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...ating_Packages

    https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Relea...rd=Releases/18

    https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Commu...d_getting_help

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    Re: Fedora 18 tryout

    If you want Fedora with all the things working right out of the box, try the new Korora 18 - Beta (Flo) from the Korora Project. Comes in both Gnome and KDE flavours
    On the live image there is a nice introduction video to the new Anaconda installer made by Chris Smart, gives a good introduction to the partitioner too ( can be quite confusing if you haven't been introduced to it )

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    Re: Fedora 18 tryout

    Quote Originally Posted by UltimateCat View Post
    Don't worry as you use and learn more about distro's you'll get better with all kinds of tasks. I did-

    When I installed Fedora I choose manual installation I prefer it over allowing the installer to do it for me automatic is fine if your not in a dual boot with another operating system.

    These Fedora pages should be of some use to you:

    http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...ating_Packages

    https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Relea...rd=Releases/18


    https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Commu...d_getting_help

    Enjoy your new distro!
    Thank you for the links

    @ Stinger, thank you for the input.

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    Re: Fedora 18 tryout

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    I think it was ext4, but I didn't really look too closely all the distros I've tried so far have defaulted to ext4.
    Debian, Linux Mint and Ubuntu default to ext4 - Fedora defaults to LVM.

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    Re: Fedora 18 tryout

    Quote Originally Posted by BBQdave View Post
    Debian, Linux Mint and Ubuntu default to ext4 - Fedora defaults to LVM.
    You are correct, Thank you

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    Re: Fedora 18 tryout

    Quote Originally Posted by BBQdave View Post
    Debian, Linux Mint and Ubuntu default to ext4 - Fedora defaults to LVM.
    Quote Originally Posted by offgridguy View Post
    You are correct, Thank you
    Just remember that LVM in of itself is not a filesystem though.

    You can use ext3, ext4 etc as your filesystems on your partitions that are on top of the LVM array.
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    Re: Fedora 18 tryout

    I've got Fedora 18 (GNOME) running here. Looks very good so far (a little over a month since I installed it), but I'm not quite sure I'd go this far:

    Quote Originally Posted by haqking View Post
    Fedora 18 runs rock solid for me, best distro to date for me in all aspects (and I am a long time Slackware, Debian/Ubuntu user and way back in the day Suse and others)
    But I'd have a difficult time calling any distro "the best."

    Anyway, the new Anaconda isn't perfect, but I installed F18 without too much difficulty; multi-boot set-up.

    I normally create my partitions ahead of time, usually with GParted, sometimes with KDE Partition Manager.

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