[nSLUG] Installation problems, Fedora 18
vlado at cs.dal.ca
Tue Jul 2 10:58:55 ADT 2013
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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