It has been really a good time working in Linux after a long break. I managed to download latest stable release of Fedora Core 4. The last version I used was fedora core 2. Once it was downloaded my plan was to install the Linux in my laptop (Hp Pavilion zd8000). So far I was using Microsoft Windows Xp home edition on my laptop. Single partition I hate the most. So I need to do a lot of backup work. Now the DVD writer was very handy. I backed up all my needed important files into DVDs. It took me great deal of time. Now I partitioned the same into smaller ones with capacity around 20GB each.
After that I installed Windows XP home into the main partition and kept one partition for Linux. And installing drivers and other needed stuff on window xp took some time. Then I burnt only the first cd ISO and rest I kept in the main partition. I installed the Fedora from local hard disk. I did this since I planned to install everything from the cds. I saved 3 cds ;-). I partitioned manually and It looks something like this.
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 3187 25599546 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2 3188 12161 72083655 f W95 Ext’d (LBA)
/dev/hda5 3188 5737 20482843+ b W95 FAT32
/dev/hda6 5738 8287 20482843+ b W95 FAT32
/dev/hda7 8288 9562 10241406 b W95 FAT32
/dev/hda8 9563 9594 257008+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda9 9595 9725 1052226 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda10 9726 12161 19567138+ 83 Linux
The installation went smooth. It took nearly 45 minutes to complete. I booted up and so far all went cool. Some issues I faced
I don’t want to explain how I fixed these issues. And there were more issues and I fixed them too. I referred these websites to fix the issues. These guys are cool.
Once I fixed all the issues mentioned above the fedora on my laptop was really cool and worked amazing. Did i forget to mention I didn’t log into windows for three days now.
Added few lines in /etc/fstab file to mount all my windows partition.
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
/dev/shm /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/sys /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win-1 vfat user,gid=users,umask=0002 0 0
/dev/hda5 /mnt/win-2 vfat user,gid=users,umask=0002 0 0
/dev/hda6 /mnt/win-3 vfat user,gid=users,umask=0002 0 0
/dev/hda7 /mnt/win-4 vfat user,gid=users,umask=0002 0 0
/dev/hdb /media/cdrecorder auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
I found If I install Yellow dog Updater, Modified (yum) it will make life easier to install packages for fedora. You can refer to http://www.fedorafaq.org/ if you wish to tweak your fedora installation.
Some commands I used to install new softwares.
exciting for past three days with Linux. I will update more in the days to come.
Denial of Service —- Google Master is under attack……
Wow this is the second time Google is facing this problem. I think so 😉 But once anything goes big it has to face these issues…. thats natural poor Google…
I was wandering around the new structure of new wordpress 2.0. It is completely different from ancestors. It seems to me if I want to make the Organizer to work again I have to redo from scratch. And the images and files are integrated with the database and it needs more time to do ;-).
Cool to know that wp has no more simple interface to post and work around. It is getting a little tough. I really hate working with the new interface. Even though the old upload style was on different pages it was easy to work around. Now organizer has to work with files structure in the upload directory and syn with database and database post with post and so many interlinks. Wow …!!! working on it…
Lot of confusion and tension prevailing in my life right now. I am in the course of shifting my job. So I have started the work for migrating the job. So I am little worried and tensed what is gonna happen next next. But whatever it is I have to face it. The current job what I am gonna take brings me back to PHP :-). This one thing make me feel very happy and comfortable.
After a long time I am downloading Redhat Fedora Core 4 Stenz for working in Linux platform. And I heard the new company is working on Zend studio too. And I am gonna try out the Zend studio for the first time. I have coding in PHP for nearly more than 4 years now. But it was always my Editplus which helped to code. Now I am trying something new.
Bloggy I will keep you updated what is happening next next :-).