RedHat 7.1 mini-review
E Frank Ball
frankb at efball.com
Tue Apr 24 17:45:04 PDT 2001
} They've definitely revised the installer and actually had it make
} sense this time! For once I actually think they've done a good job;
Agreed. The package chooser is much better, and it gives you three
choices about installing packages needed for dependencies.
} After that is the standard installation of packages, make a boot disk,
} remove the CD and reboot. Wait, where's the "where do you want to put
} the MBR?" screen? It appears to be missing
I got the where do you want the MBR choice. It was on the same screen
as do you want a boot floppy.
} System comes up (I chose runlevel 5), log in and everything is kosher
} except for the hostname and domainname. Weird, the installer shoulda
} done that -- I used the RedHat tool to redo the network real quick
} and.....it stops working right. What?!? Yup, I can't open any more
} term windows, run other apps. Hrm, so I log out and....GDM doesn't come
} back up! christ, what have they gotten me into. A little futzing and a
} reboot, and now it came up fine again - my only guess is that the
} changing of hostname screws up the X display forwarding and leaves you
} in limbo. Not pretty.
My installation quit (stopped, not hung) near the end of the install. I
rebooted and it came back ok. After I configured networking I couldn't
open any X apps either. I just quit X and did another startx and things
were fine. I never let the installer select runlevel 5.
E Frank Ball efball at efball.com
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