[SATLUG] Re: Question about Fedora 9

Thomas Cameron thomas.cameron at camerontech.com
Sat Aug 2 16:29:31 CDT 2008

On Sat, 2008-08-02 at 15:52 -0500, K. Reginald Buckner wrote:
> About early May this year I wanted to swap to using Linux exclusively as a
> desktop OS. Plus I wanted to learn more about LInux to become a Linux/Unix
> Engineer. That being said, I loaded Fedora 7 on a old Dell Optiplex g150
> (PIII , 20GB HD). I had been using Windows XP Media Center and Vista for a
> while.
> I loved Fedora 7. It looked sharp. Booted in about 12 sec from the login
> ready 2 go. I had a AMD Turion laptop with 2GB RAM and 160GB HD and it ran
> Vista way slower than Fedora 7 on this older desktop. After 2 months I got
> an email from the fedora project telling me I needed to upgrade because
> Fedora 7 was at end of life. Well I was evaluating Fedora 8 and 9. I tried
> to upgrade to Fedora 9 but I wasted time making 10 live CD burns of Fedora 9
> and got same problem:
> " buffer I/O error on device sr0 sector 1414304"
> On a Gateway MT4322 laptop (Athlon 64X2 1GB RAM, 140GB HD), it booted up
> away but acted strange once I tried to logoff the system. I could not get
> the Dell to boot up at all. Hey I tried downloading different images,
> different CDs, checksum, buring the iso slower, nothing worked. I made a
> Open Suse 10.3, Ubutnu 7.10, and a Open Solaris Live and each one of them
> works great as a Live CD and Loaded on the HD.
> Why is Fedora 9 so buggy??
> I like Fedora and I would like to help fix it not complain that Fedora
> sucks..

So what are the bugzilla numbers for these issues?  If the Fedora folks
don't know about the problems, how are they supposed to address them?


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