Fedora 15 Lovelock Install Guide with Screenshots - Comment Page: 1

This is guide with screenshots, howto install Fedora 15 Lovelock using Live CD or Live USB. Fedora 15 Installation can be done also with using Fedora NetInstall (Net Install) with gPXE and BFO (boot.fedoraproject.org). Note this installation is done on Gnome 3 fallback mode and Gnome shell looks little different. Here is also some Gnome 3 with Shell screenshots. 1. Before Fedora 15 Installation 1.1 Download Fedora 15 LiveCD Image Download Fedora 15 here. Select your favorite Live CD (Gnome, KDE, LXDE, XFCE) and architecture i686 or x86_64. On this guide I use Fedora 15 Gnome Live CD and 64-bit version. 1.2 Burn Fedora 15 Image to CD or Create Live USB and Boot Computer...

14 comments on “Fedora 15 Lovelock Install Guide with Screenshots - Comment Page: 1

    1. Hi JR,

      I updated from F14 with preupgrade. But the installation didn’t finish automatically. I had to manually download the broken RPMs (downloaded by preupgrade, due to my bad connection) and finish the installation. Then I had to generate intrafms img manually from a live cd and also generate the modules (lsmod was blank after I booted up successfully). Then the graphics driver was failing. I tried a number of things but nothing worked. Finally did `yum remove Xorg` and then installed it again with the keyboard and mouse drivers.

      But now, Gnome 3 seems behaving a bit strangely. There’s no clock in the middle of the upper panel. Also, NetworkManager doesn’t start up automatically. What should I do?

      • Hi Little Pirate,

        Sounds like a very unlucky upgrade process, but you could try install whole gnome with following command:

        yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"

        If some packages are missing groupinstall should install all those.

        • Hi JR,

          I forgot to mention but even the repositories weren’t updated to F15.When I had look in Software Sources, it showed me F14 repos and even a few F13 disabled repos. So I decided to backup my data and perform a clean install.

          Anyway, know how to solve this repository problem? I’m rather curious and might also prove helpful for somebody.


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    3. Very nice and informative. I tried installing Fedora on my desktop which was previously runnning WinXP. I put in the CD and chose the boot option as directed. After that it starts booting the live media. Once thats done, it just stops and does not proceed further. What do I do? I have a Pentium 4 processor, 1GiB of DDR2 RAM, an 80GiB IDE HDD. I downloaded the i686 version of Fedora 15 from the website. What have I done wrong? Please help me.

      • Hi sreeram,

        So do you get blank (black) screen or some error messages?

    4. 2.5 Select Storage Device. when i select this option the system back to the desktop. what can i do? i want to save this image on my hard disk.

    5. I want to Know how to install fedora 15 dvd.iso from usb on my netbook. i do not want to install live version. i have tried unetbootin and fedora live cd creator but after starting the installation i get error kernel panic. Please Help.

      • Hi Kumar Saurabh,

        Could you tell more specific what the kernel panic row/error says?

        • Thanks for your early response, the error message was:
          [8.795984]No Filesystem could mount root,tried:ext3 ext4 iso 9660
          [8.796286]- not syncing:VFS:Unable to mount root fs unknown- block(9,2)

          • Hi again Kumar Saurabh,

            Did you verified that DVD image before creating USB stick? Verify Fedora installation media

            Btw. do you have some reason why you want install Fedora full DVD version instead install using Fedora Live CD?

            Could you also tell specs of your computer? And/Or computer model?

            • This my netbook specifications and its hp mini note 2133,VIA C7-M ULV Processor (1.2 Ghz, 128KB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB)
              VIA Chrome 9 Graphics
              8.9-inch WXGA LCD Screen
              1 GB 667 Mhz DDR2 RAM (UP TO 2GB RAM)
              Broadcom 802.11 a/b/g wireless internet; WiFi.
              Bluetooth 2.0
              3 Cell Lithium-Ion battery however i have also tried it on dell 1525,hp dv 6913tx, and dell xps l5018.
              And i have verified the download, and i wanted to install the dvd version because it contains all the thing i need i have not to do the software installations afterwards and i also want to know what is this problem and why is it occuring and how to fix it.

              • Thanks for the very good info about your netbook! :)

                For me this sounds a bug on Fedora 15 DVD installation media.

                Btw. do you have any other USB media / Flash drive etc. connected on your netbook? Or do you have tested any other USB drive?

                I try to search from Red Hat bugzilla, but I can’t found just your problem with Fedora 15, but this bug is close your situation. Comment 5 says that problem occurred when initrd line was missing on grub.conf, but this sounds almost impossible on your case.

                One thing what you could do is fill a bug report here and see if Fedora / Red Hat developers could help with this problem.

    6. Awesome work… but i want to chnage the boot option in fedora….

      this one is also working for me.. i have win 7 and win xp is also installed but i want to customize fedora 15

      Gaurav Garg


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