tom at redpepperracing.com
Fri Oct 27 16:23:39 UTC 2006
Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> Wondering which distro is giving people the least frustrations. I
> considered doing KoppMyth, but is this something I can easily change/
> add to when required?
> Some background as to why I'm giving up on Fedora:
> I was running FC4 for a long time with no problem until one day LVM
> decided to trash my superblocks - yes, EVERY superblock on my disk.
> All that work is now gone. So I tried FC5 on a new disk. Ran into
> dependencies that couldn't be resolved. bind conflicted with some
> other package and kept trying to re-download the 600MB of packages
> every time I tried. After the 4th time of adding/removing packages to
> solve dependencies, I gave up. Then I couldn't get nvidia driver to
> load. No idea why. I was too frustrated to find out. So I go back to
> FC4 and haven't been able to get yum upgrade to finish after 2.5 days
> of trying. 403's, 404's, parser errors. Forget it. It's not worth it.
While I am a huge supporter of KnoppMyth, I think your yum problems are
probably due to FC6 being released, and all the mirrors are swamped with
KnoppMyth takes me about 30 minutes to go from bare metal to a working
front-end, and a back-end is not much more.
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