[nSLUG] Installation problems, Fedora 18

Vlado Keselj vlado at cs.dal.ca
Tue Jul 2 10:58:55 ADT 2013

Hi Frank,

Good idea!  Thank you.  I will will try some more Live installations.
Fedora 19 is out today, I will probably start with it.  I wish there was a 
web page with different hardware configurations and distributions that 
people managed to install on them.


On Tue, 2 Jul 2013, Frank Geitzler wrote:

> On Tue, 2013-07-02 at 08:02 -0300, Vlado Keselj wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I am trying to install Fedora 18 on a new desktop (h8-1513cb HP Pavilion, 
> > from Costco).  After solving Windows 8 "Secure boot" problem, it seems 
> > that built-in Ethernet is not recognized and the display is shifted (a 
> > right part appears on the left side).
> > 
> > Has anyone had similar problems?  Do you have any recommendations about a 
> > good Linux distribution for new hardware?
> > 
> Vlado, I can't speak from a great deal of experience, having only
> installed Ubuntu, but would it be worth your time to obtain 'live'
> installation CDs or DVDs of other Linux distros, and experiment with
> them to see how they perform with your new hardware, before actually
> installing them?  You should be able to boot the system from the 'live'
> CD, and test everything out, without actually going to the trouble of
> repartitioning, formatting, etc.  Incidentally, several magazines have
> 'live' DVDs in them -I purchased the latest 'UBUNTU user' magazine last
> week (about $20. at Chapters) and it has a DVD which includes version
> 12.04 of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Mythbuntu, and Linux Mint 14.  I
> noticed 'Linux User' on the shelf as well, but didn't have time to look
> at it at the time.
> Frank Geitzler
> > Thanks,
> > Vlado
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