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Attempting to install Fedora 10 KDE 64bit version…

09 Dec

In a moment of weakness, I decided to see what distributions were out there that came with KDE 4.1.x. I’d prefer KDE 4.2, but the only distro I saw that had 4.2 was OpenSuse, and I’m not comfortable going there. After hunting around a bit, I decided to give Fedora a home on my hard drive.

My hard drive is laid out like so:

sda1: Windows Vista (NTFS)

sda2: Mepis 8 rc2 (fully updated) (ext3)

sda3: /home (ext3)

sda5: Fedora 10 (ext3)

Once Fedora was installed, I could not boot in as a normal user until I  disabled selinux.

Then there were no packages shown in KPackagekit, so to add Firefox or synaptic I had to “yum install firefox” in a terminal (after su command and password). Then I did “yum install synaptic.” Synaptic, however fails to start. Fishing around a bit told me that there were no repositories listed in /etc/apt.conf. Where am I going to find out what repositories to use? Going to have to look into that.

My next issue was that Fedora made Mepis unbootable, and I had to restore grub with Mepis 8. Once grub was restored, I could not write to Mepis 8’s /home/les, making it unusable. Then, restoring write permissions to /home/les/ in Mepis 8 with the chown and chmod commands  made Fedora 10 unbootable, due to “no write access to knotifyrc” or something like that.

I think I need to install Fedora on a partition that is big enough to contain its own /home. I’d really like to give it a chance… it looks great, but without the ability to add and remove software with either Kpackagekit or Synaptic, what good is it? I can’t get to OpenOffice (yum reports no such package: openoffice, openoffice.org, etc.)

Well, I have to work two twelve hour shifts between now and 6am Thursday. I probably won’t be playing with Fedora 10 before Thursday night.

Thanks for stopping by!

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2 Comments

Posted by on December 9, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “Attempting to install Fedora 10 KDE 64bit version…

  1. joeMama

    December 21, 2008 at 6:09 am

    dont worry about – Mepis 8 rc2 – it isnt all that good.

     
  2. eyemeansit

    December 22, 2008 at 1:17 am

    Actually I was quite happy with Mepis 8 except for one thing: No KDE 4 in the repos. I could have downloaded someone’s remix iso from the Mepislovers forum, but I decided to try Fedora 10 instead, since the KDE version was actually built for KDE 4 instead of 3.5. Now that I’ve got it up and running, it’s working very nicely.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Les

     

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