Re: Installing F12 on a Netbook sans Swap

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On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 4:51 PM, Suvayu Ali <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> I can answer only one of your concerns.
> On Friday 18 December 2009 01:34 PM, Richard Shaw wrote:
>> 3. After giving up on the graphical installer I went text based which
>> had it's own set of challenges. Primarilly it would not let me setup a
>> custom partition layout, and secondly it didn't seem to install X as
>> after rebooting I was dumped to a VT.
> The text based installer _intentionally_ does not have support for custom
> partitioning since F12. Its in the Release notes.

Well that's a pain... I guess I'll have to search for/submit a bug for
my buttons not being visible in anaconda.

> And addressing your second query, when you install in text mode, the default
> runlevel is set to runlevel 3. All you have to do is change that in
> /etc/inittab or /boot/grub/grub.conf

This doesn't seem to be my experience. After booting it looks to be a
very minimal install. No Xorg, Network Manager, or even the "man"
command as I found out trying to get "ifconfig eth0 up" to work to no
avail (it did have a good network connection but refuses to get an IP
address from my router). It did have "info" installed but no help
files for any of the commands I tried.

I'm downloading the LXDE spin now so I guess I'll live with EXT4 on my
SSD and hope it doesn't shorten the life too much.


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