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Boot Failure When Fedora 12 Grub Installs to non-MBR Partition

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

I prefer to keep Windows on the MBR. So I install grub to a separate partition. I then allow the Windows Loader to chainload grub (example).
I noticed a problem with the Fedora 12 Anaconda Installer. If I chose to install grub to the First sector of boot partition instead of the MBR, […]

Fedora 12 Released

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

It’s that time of year again, the Fedora Project announced the release of Fedora 12.
This release has received a great deal of polish, and with that plenty of media and documentation to go along with it.
Please see what’s new in Fedora 12. Some of the highlights include:

Optimized performance - The 32-bit packages have been […]

Default Xorg Resolution

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Recent versions of Linux and the Xorg X-Windows system have been engineered to require very little configuration settings to properly detect graphics options and display resolutions. In most cases graphics should “just work”.
The Xorg system stores all its configuration options in the file: xorg.conf. Many distributions including Fedora and CentOS keep this file […]

SELinux - the good

Monday, June 29th, 2009

There is brief intro presentation on SELinux for “everyday” users. The 12th slides is titled “SELinux - the good”. It has quoted someone by the name Larry Loeb:
“Let me assure you that this action by the NSA was the crypto-equivalent of the Pope coming down off the balcony in Rome, working the crowd […]

Google Chrome on Fedora

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Try out Chromium. Courtesy of T ’spot’ Callaway:
Using your favorite text editor (as root), create chromium.repo in /etc/yum.repos.d/, with the following contents:
[chromium]
name=Chromium Test Packages
baseurl=http://spot.fedorapeople.org/chromium/F$releasever/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0
Then run (as root):
# yum install chromium
From spot’s blog:
The packages are i386/i586 only (and the i586 chromium is a bit of a lie, it isn’t compiled with the correct optflags yet) […]

64-bit Linux

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

There was some discussion on the fedora-devel list about changing the default architecture for 32-bit Fedora. Which would mean that users running 32-bit Fedora with modern CPU’s will see some improvement, while older hardware will need to be supported by some secondary means or not at all.
There are some good points in the thread, […]

Fedora 11 Released

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

“This is Fedora!”. Leonidas is in command!
After a minor 2 week delay, the diligent Fedora project just announced the release of Fedora 11.
The Fedora 11 Feature List seems rather spectacular with many big (and small) inclusions. There really are too many updates to list, some of the the highlights:
Desktop

GNOME 2.26 - Disk burning, […]

Microblogging

Monday, June 1st, 2009

I finally got around to signing up with the microblogging site Identi.ca. Apparently it’s where the true geeks are! I used the handle mjmwired to make this more specific to my site and technical stuff. For the time being, unless I know someone, I am subscribing only to Linux and Fedora related […]