Re: problems faced with FC1

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--- Boon Wee <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I installed FC1 and faced the following problems:
> 
> 1) During installation, the installation failed
> during partitioning. I 
> found out that the reason is due to my /home
> partition, which I am 
> trying to preserve, is formatted as a ReiserFS. It
> seems that FC1 
> installation cannot support a previously partition
> formatted in 
> ReiserFS. My question is why is FC1 not supporting
> ReiserFS?
> 

Boon,
Fedora can be installed on Reiser, but is it not
well-advertised. Search this list for Reiser. I
believe you only have to pass an argument to the
installer at install-time.

> 2) So I backed up my /home partition and wiped out
> everything. Installed 
> successfully. But found that installing the alsa,
> xine, mplayer packages 
> is a complicated process. It seems that most other
> distros ship with the 
> alsa, xine, mplayer packages except for FC1 and RH9.
> Why is this so?
> 
> Is FC1 targetting itself at desktop/workstation
> based or server based 
> users? IMHO, I believe multimedia capabilities
> should be included as 
> base for desktop/workstation users?
> 

As for multimedia packages not included, many of these
use software that is not opensource, or not
freely-licensed. The Fedora Core Project does not
include software with "licensing problems" -
unfortunately, that means a number of useful programs
are not available. However, these programs may be
available as addins from outside sources, as you
indicated.

Mike Smith


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