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    Default Fedora 18 "Spherical Cow" Beta Finally Released

    Phoronix: Fedora 18 "Spherical Cow" Beta Finally Released

    After an embarrassing number of delays that put the entire release in question, the Fedora 18 Beta of the "Spherical Cow" was finally released today...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIzNzM

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    So this release finally ships with GRUB2 by default, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark45 View Post
    So this release finally ships with GRUB2 by default, right?
    It's default since at least F16...

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1348 View Post
    It's default since at least F16...
    You're wrong. Anyone with real knowledge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark45 View Post
    You're wrong. Anyone with real knowledge?
    lol

    Some glitches here and there, main problem is still with the installer (which supports btrfs layouts, kind of at the moment). You have to use the installer as if you never installed Linux or partitioned a drive using GPT,DOS,LVM or BTRFS.

    Once installed it works fine, a distribution to install the forget about with smooth Gnome3

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark45 View Post
    You're wrong. Anyone with real knowledge?
    Code:
    [dario@dario-laptop ~]$ uname -a
    Linux dario-laptop 3.6.8-1.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Nov 26 22:11:44 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    [dario@dario-laptop ~]$ rpm -qa | grep grub2
    grub2-tools-2.0-0.38.beta6.fc17.x86_64
    grub2-2.0-0.38.beta6.fc17.x86_64
    Straight from the laptop I'm writing from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1348 View Post
    Code:
    [dario@dario-laptop ~]$ uname -a
    Linux dario-laptop 3.6.8-1.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Nov 26 22:11:44 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    [dario@dario-laptop ~]$ rpm -qa | grep grub2
    grub2-tools-2.0-0.38.beta6.fc17.x86_64
    grub2-2.0-0.38.beta6.fc17.x86_64
    Straight from the laptop I'm writing from.
    Having grub2 packaged in repos and having it installed by default are different things. Also, your Fedora 17 != F16.

    As the history goes they targeted F16 for Grub2 by default and failed - you probably googled, found their F16 release plans mentioning grub2 and hurried telling me it was by default since F16 - bullshit.

    Then they targeted F17 with GRUB2 by default but they either didn't install it by default or it sucked as a backend cause I recall using F17 and it wasn't as simple to use as grub-install and update-grub in Ubuntu, and as usual in such situations, the folks tried to portray it the other way around.
    Last edited by mark45; 11-27-2012 at 04:54 PM.

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