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nonamedotc
29th March 2016, 03:52 PM
Fedora 24 Alpha released.

Original announcement - https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/thread/WLY3JO6KPFVWYCGVWGVVXFDF2T5UFGK6/


Download links below.

- Get Fedora 24 Alpha Workstation https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/prerelease/

- Get Fedora 24 Alpha Server https://getfedora.org/en/server/prerelease/

- Get Fedora 24 Alpha Cloud https://getfedora.org/en/cloud/prerelease/

- Get Fedora 24 Alpha Spins https://spins.fedoraproject.org/prerelease

- Get Fedora 24 Alpha Labs https://labs.fedoraproject.org/prerelease

- Get Fedora 24 Alpha ARM https://arm.fedoraproject.org/prerelease

lsatenstein
30th March 2016, 02:18 AM
In case you were wondering, sha256sum of the ALPHA release is the same as sha256sum of Alpha7

antikythera
30th March 2016, 09:36 AM
I'd hazard a guess that the 32-bit x86 platform been deprecated for Fedora 24. All the links above only point to 64-bit downloads and there are no 32-bit ISOs available on the alt server either.

Dan
30th March 2016, 01:27 PM
No 32 bit?! <..:blink:..>

Well, CRUD! <..:dis:..>


I don't see any install floppy sets, either. <..:mad:..>







*(Intrigued, Dan digs out his trusty HP11C and starts to calculate exactly how many 5.25 inch floppies it would take to hold a full monty F24 KDE install ... )*

antikythera
30th March 2016, 02:39 PM
floppy images were the only way I could load Fedora onto my computers :doh:

just an observation rather than a complaint about 32-bit ISO images. My last 32-bit machine is in several parts after some recycling and use of what was left for target practice

Dan
30th March 2016, 03:09 PM
Sadly, I just disassembled my last 32 bit machine and Craig's Listed the components for anyone who needs the spare parts.

And it's just one of those abrasive ironies in life, looking up at my relatively new "modern" machine, and knowing that in five years (or less), it shall very likely meet the same fate.

RahulSundaram
31st March 2016, 03:34 AM
I'd hazard a guess that the 32-bit x86 platform been deprecated for Fedora 24. All the links above only point to 64-bit downloads and there are no 32-bit ISOs available on the alt server either.

That's correct. The Fedora kernel team in particular didn't have the resources to handle bug reports for 32-bit arch and there is far less interest in it these days.

jbkt23
31st March 2016, 03:52 AM
My trusty x40 will forever run FC22 then I guess. It is still the fastest to boot and load firefox.

32 G CF Card on Arduino adapter in 1.8" drive bay.

simon2000
6th April 2016, 05:54 AM
I have fedora23 on my machine, and I also installed a lot of other programs. Is there are way to upgrade to 24 without wipe out my hard disks?

antikythera
6th April 2016, 06:32 AM
It is possible but I highly recommend taking a backup first. F24 is very much an Alpha version and as such should be used at your own risk right now.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DNF_system_upgrade

simon2000
6th April 2016, 05:14 PM
thank you, arehtykitna,
I tried one laptop already, very convenient, all file system intact!

Dan
6th April 2016, 05:32 PM
Hmmm. Just a (repeated) word of warning: There is no intact functional software system which fedora Alpha developers cannot massively nuke in a single update.

It's not just the Alpha you've got to worry about. It's the updates. There be dragons there, too! <..:p..>

lsatenstein
7th April 2016, 01:53 AM
It is possible but I highly recommend taking a backup first. F24 is very much an Alpha version and as such should be used at your own risk right now.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DNF_system_upgrade

Hi Antikythera,
I posted a change here and with bugzilla about the process for partitions to being added to fstab being different for Fedora 24 than for all the other distributions I tested.

With the other distributions, when one adds a UUID statement to fstab,
the folder mentioned is dynamically created. If an existing folder is there, perchance, it is hidden from access.

In other words, in the past
UUID=6c830a28-b62e-429c-bc36-988e3cb2c768 /sdd1spare xfs defaults,noatime 1 2
resulted in /dd1spare being dynamically added to /

With Fedora 24 you must first make a /sdd1spare ( sudo mkdir /sdd1spare ) before rebooting with that new UUID.

I expect the upgrade from F23 to F24 using dnf to be impacted. After the dnf based update, the new Fedora24, will be missing the /sdd1spare in the / A halt and wait for a manual input during the boot process will occur for each UUID that is similarly installed.

Aside from that particular "potential" problem, is the fact that we have as yet to see the availability of tweaks being made available for F24.

The old way of dynamically creating the fstab entry is better. Interestingly, today (f23) I can use /sdd4spare, with the UUID, but tomorrow I could call it /Development and on the reboot, the /sdd1spare is no more but we would have a /Development.

TuggBuss
23rd April 2016, 03:23 PM
GoogleDrive integration? Well, that's awesome

Dutchy
23rd April 2016, 07:17 PM
GoogleDrive integration? Well, that's awesome
Where is this mentioned?
This is already included in F23/Gnome Shell 3.18.

TuggBuss
23rd April 2016, 07:20 PM
Where is this mentioned?
This is already included in F23/Gnome Shell 3.18.

Haha, I'm so sorry. My bad. Haven't used F23 for so long. Last version I used was 20 or 21. Now i see it.

antikythera
23rd April 2016, 07:23 PM
hi leslie, if you do a dnf upgrade, the partition structure and drive labels are not altered. This only happens if you use anaconda.