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    Installation of Fedora questions

    Hi:

    I read all of the documentation on How to install Fedora 17-X86_64 XFCE.
    I read the Rescue Mode documentation as well in case the install doesn't go well.
    http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...ide/index.html

    I plan to install Fedora on my Sony Vaio that has an i5 processors 6GB HDD and a Radeon 7500 graphics card with Win's 7 on it.

    I'm thinking that I can allocate 20GB for the EXT3 '/' journaling file system and 4GB for the swap. Do you think 4GB's to is much should I go with 2GB instead?

    Also, do I need to read the Red Hat documentation as well to understand Fedora?

    Should I go with AMD drivers if needed since it's a brand new custom built laptop? (if graphics is even an issue)

    Any help and advise would be appreciated-
    Thanks in advance
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    Re: Installation of Fedora questions

    Quote Originally Posted by UltimateCat View Post
    Hi:

    I read all of the documentation on How to install Fedora 17-X86_64 XFCE.
    I read the Rescue Mode documentation as well in case the install doesn't go well.
    http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...ide/index.html

    I plan to install Fedora on my Sony Vaio that has an i5 processors 6GB HDD and a Radeon 7500 graphics card with Win's 7 on it.

    I'm thinking that I can allocate 20GB for the EXT3 '/' journaling file system and 4GB for the swap. Do you think 4GB's to is much should I go with 2GB instead?

    Also, do I need to read the Red Hat documentation as well to understand Fedora?

    Should I go with AMD drivers if needed since it's a brand new custom built laptop? (if graphics is even an issue)

    Any help and advise would be appreciated-
    Thanks in advance
    Most would normally suggest that you Double the amount of ram you have for swap. Additional documentation is up to you. As for drivers the OS is pretty main stream and should automatically load the drivers youll need, although you may have to make a minor tweek or two.
    Last edited by chadk5utc; December 16th, 2012 at 11:20 AM.

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    Re: Installation of Fedora questions

    Thanks for the reply.

    What minor tweaks are you referring to?
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    Re: Installation of Fedora questions

    Take a look at the Fedora 17 common bugs list, just in case: http://http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F17_bugs.

    No, there's no reason to read the Red Hat documentation. The current Red Hat release and Fedora 17 are significantly different. Red Hat's documentation is excellent, but so is Fedora's.

    Research how to install AMD drivers on Fedora before beginning the install. Fedora is adamant about not including proprietary software.

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    Re: Installation of Fedora questions

    A swap partition double the size of your RAM is entirely too much and the 2x rule used to apply back in the days when RAM was was limited and expensive. With 6GB of RAM you should be able to set swappiness very low and not ever get near to using all of your RAM

    If you are using a laptop, you only need a swap partition large enough to contain the state of the RAM, plus a little extra, for when you hibernate. Say 1.1x to 1.25x RAM.

    I don't even use a swap partition most of the time on my desktops.

    I would try the default open source Radeon driver first, but the proprietary driver will probably work better.
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    Re: Installation of Fedora questions

    Quote Originally Posted by UltimateCat View Post
    I plan to install Fedora...
    You make want to check out http://rpmfusion.org/

    For example, if you want to install VLC, you will need to install rpmfusion-free

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    Re: Installation of Fedora questions

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    A swap partition double the size of your RAM is entirely too much and the 2x rule used to apply back in the days when RAM was was limited and expensive. With 6GB of RAM you should be able to set swappiness very low and not ever get near to using all of your RAM

    If you are using a laptop, you only need a swap partition large enough to contain the state of the RAM, plus a little extra, for when you hibernate. Say 1.1x to 1.25x RAM.

    I don't even use a swap partition most of the time on my desktops.

    I would try the default open source Radeon driver first, but the proprietary driver will probably work better.
    During the install I allocated 20GB for Fedora "/"
    4GB for the swap

    Amazingly I didn't even have to look for a driver.
    The system booted and had the internet connection immediately-

    Thanks
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    Re: Installation of Fedora questions

    Quote Originally Posted by BBQdave View Post
    You make want to check out http://rpmfusion.org/

    For example, if you want to install VLC, you will need to install rpmfusion-free
    Thanks for the heads up.
    I appreciate that because I would like to install VLC.

    BTW flash (Adobe) is a minor problem in Fedora-
    Having issue's getting it working-
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    Re: Installation of Fedora questions

    Quote Originally Posted by buzzingrobot View Post
    Take a look at the Fedora 17 common bugs list, just in case: http://http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F17_bugs.

    No, there's no reason to read the Red Hat documentation. The current Red Hat release and Fedora 17 are significantly different. Red Hat's documentation is excellent, but so is Fedora's.

    Research how to install AMD drivers on Fedora before beginning the install. Fedora is adamant about not including proprietary software.

    Thanks for advising not to read the RHEL documentation-
    It's overwhelming!

    I had great results with the install. Didn't even have to mess with the AMD drivers-
    After the install; first boot was a dream!
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    Re: Installation of Fedora questions

    Quote Originally Posted by UltimateCat View Post
    BTW flash (Adobe) is a minor problem in Fedora-
    Having issue's getting it working-
    I believe you will need rpmfusion non-free.

    Though I usually just download the flash player - .rpm directly from Adobe Software site.

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