I installed fedora on another old system that was lying around.
Unfortunately the asus board that it came with an intel graphics bug due to which the gui based anaconda installer wasn’t diplaying correctly. To install in text mode, when the primary screen comes up and asks you to choose a boot option
select “Install or upgrade an existing system” and then press the tab key
You will see the following line
Add text to the line and make it
vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img text
Hit enter and Fedora install should start in text mode.
During the install, most of the setup went smoothly aside from the following hassles
1. A normal user account was not created
2. Fedora will not start up in Graphical mode.
3. The Static IP I set for my system works, but the ethernet interface is not brought up after boot. So after each boot I have to manually go to the system and do a
Now that is not acceptable since I plan to put this in the basement anyway to run as a sync server. I can’t be running down each time. So lets solve #3 for now.
So here we go.
Firstly, turn off Network Manager and turn on network
chkconfig NetworkManager off
chkconfig network on
then edit the file /etc/ sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 as required. On mine it looks like this
# Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
DNS1 and DNS2 can be whatever your DNS addresses are. HWADDR should be whatever your MAC address is and is probably already entered. NETMASK, IPADDR and GATEWAY are self explanatory. ONBOOT and NM_CONTROLLED need to be set as above for the interface to be brought up properly.
A shutdown -r now works ok and I am able to ssh back within seconds again after it reboots.
Next post on creating the new user account