Originally Posted by markg85
but i first gotta try some other distributions (ubuntu is next on my list)
Ubuntu is one of the leading Linux distro and uses package versions very close to Fedora.
If you install Ubuntu 606 lts or 6.10 lts daily it will take over the disk mbr for boot sector, and since Deb disrtos do not recognise RPM distros you will be boot less, until you modify the menu.lst in Ubuntu to add Fedora Core 5.
However, the newer grub in FC5 may not like the Ubuntu older grub files.
And you'll have to use the alternate cd install to get around it, or use LVM, and all of that is in a 10 year old text installer, that still didn't work for Edgy Eft Kot 1 and beyound.
And when it does work, multiple LVM distro's partitions confuse it to the point the the mounts are lost and it goes into a loop.
So going to another disto (especially a development version) is going backwards in time, which seems to work ok for older hardware when one distro is involvled and that makes sense. But not if you think yo are testing newer software or that it is going to run new hardware that FC does not.
Your problems with the install have been reported and discussed many times and the fix is probably on this site or in a bug comment.
What really SUCKS is cheap Windows only hardware and the ignorant people who buy them.
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I'll be nicer if you'll be smarter.