Re: ***Fedora Core Tech Talk***
Well, dammit all... I installed FC5 on my laptop. I did NOT have half so good a time as when I installed it on my desktop. It installed fine, yes, but it appears to have played hob with my partition tables. Ubuntu stopped booting, and Fedora, well, Fedora wouldn't even boot. So, first try, I screwed something up. Nothing new . I went ahead and hosed all my other operating systems and put FC5 on a single partition. And that's when I began the process of learning that (to put a spin on the old "Ubuntu ain't Windows" thing)... FC5 ain't Ubuntu! For some reason unbeknownst to me, after I opened gconf-editor and checked off "always use browser view" in the nautilus settings, because I hate spatial view, and "always use location bar", because I prefer it... gconf-editor locked up. Hard. A manual killall did the trick... but it was not confidence-inspiring. After that, nautilus began to act rather strangely. Icons in Icon View obeyed their own rules when it came to organising themselves. I was baffled... and then gnome-settings-demon sort of disappeared. Things did not get better, but suffice it to say that when I went to repartition the disc on my laptop so I could reinstall Ubuntu, the partitioner freaked out. It eventually began to work, but, damn, it even screwed up my hard disc for a time. I wonder what it was I did wrong... ah, well. I'm re-downloading the discs (I tossed out the others by accident yesterday) and I'm going to give it another go! I just hope that, this time around, it works out better . I'm going to be more careful on the install this time around, and if it still throws a wobbler, I'll just wait for FC6, because that will have been the third install of FC5 (out of 4!) that has failed on me. I'm willing to blame my failure on the computer gnomes. They must have possessed my computer or something .
More to come!
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