I was excited to see the release of the Fedora LiveCD as I'm looking
around at different distributions but for some reason I can't get it to
see my internet connection at all.
If anyone could point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it.
NIC: Cnet PRO200WL PCI (not wireless)
Router: Linksys RTP300
Output of ifconfig:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:80:AD:79:95:90
inet addr: 192.168.15.102 Bcast: 192.168.15.255 Mask: 255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::280:adiff:fe79:9590/64 Scope: Link
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric: 1
RX packets: 13 errors: 170 dropped: 0 overruns: 0 frame: 0
TX packets: 0 errors: 10 dropped: 0 overruns: 0 carrier: 10
collisions: 0 txqueuelen: 1000
RX bytes: 2597 (2.5 KiB) TX bytes: 0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt: 201 Base address: 0xec00
I noticed that it says UP but not RUNNING.
The Ubuntu LiveCD access the internet just fine so I know it's possible
to MAKE it work. I just like to see it work before making room for a
I've used Linux before but it's been ages ago and before I had a NIC so
I'm pretty new to this part.
Any help would be appreciated!
I have been reading the list but not working on my liveCD because my
machine died. One issue that I have with Fedora is the impossibility of
using ndiswrapper to load Windows drivers for unsupported WiFi chipsets.
I have a very nice $2 on ebay Linksys WUSB11v.4 adaptor that caused me
much jumping though very large hoops to get working because of the 4K
I followed the instructions there to download a precompiled Fedora 6 kernel
It appears to be pretty much impossible to build a liveCD that uses a
wireless connection which is a shame because many of the aDSL bundles
available now have a WiFi enabled box.
Using David's package, I'm trying to create myself a livecd with
/etc/livecd/10-fedora-livecd-base.conf like config. I obtain iso file,
ok, but when trying to boot it with qemu, I see:
Filesystem type is iso9660, using whole disk
kernel /boot/vmlinuz ro quiet root=CDLABEL=LiveCD-20061227
[Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1e00, size=0x1b997f]
[Linux-initrd @ 0xc522000, 0x2cd149 bytes]
Uncompressing Linux... Ok, boot the kernel.
PCI: PIIX3: Enabling Passive Release on 0000:00:01.0
mount: unknown filesystem type 'squashfs'
Bug in initramfs /init detected. Fropping to a shell. Good luck!
bash: no job control in this shell
I use FC6's latest packages. Don't known how to fix this.
Any help will be appreciated.
TIA && Happy New Year !
After lots of feedback, bug fixing and testing of the beta live CD
announced 3 weeks ago, I'm pleased to announce the first official Fedora
live CD. This live CD is based on packages from the Fedora Core 6
(codenamed "Zod") and Fedora Extras package collections and is such 100%
free software. At a glance, the live CD features
o Linux 2.6.18
o GNOME 2.16 desktop environment
o GStreamer 0.10 multimedia framework
o X.org 7.1
o AIGLX and Compiz for 3D desktop
o Lots of applications including, but not limited to
o Beagle (Desktop Search)
o F-Spot (Photo Management)
o Evolution (Email and Calendering)
o Firefox (Web Browsing)
o Ekiga (IP telephony)
o Rhythmbox (Music Player)
o Totem (Movie Player)
o Games (Games)
o The Gimp (Graphics)
o Inkscape (Vector Graphics)
o Abiword (Word Processor)
o Gnumeric (Spreadsheet)
o nautilus-open-terminal (For the adult in you)
o Assistive Technology including the Orca screen reader
o NetworkManager is on by default
o VPN connectivity software including vnpc and OpenVPN
o Partition editing via GParted
o SELinux targeted mode including the SELinux trouble shooter
o Many many fonts; almost 100% coverage
o All the localizations included in FC6 and FC6
o All the input methods (SCIM) present in FC6
o Exclusive live CD wallpaper you won't find in FC6 or FE6!
o R/W file system so you can install software on the running live CD
o Ability to run from RAM if you have 1GB or more of memory
o and lots and lots more..
The live CD is currently only available for i386 architectures. Support
for other architectures including ppc and x86_64 is planned. The live cd
weighs around 682MB. Download from
SHA1SUM: 8771d21af1974492424438cbe42f1bae0161ea96 FC-6-i386-livecd-1.iso
or get on the Torrent using
Feedback can be given in Bugzilla; file a bug against the component you
have an issue with.. and make it block this tracker bug
if you believe it's a live CD specific bug.
Don't get burned on Christmas shopping, burn the gift of a live CD!
This live CD is built using a source code based on the pilgrim project.
This is an open project and participation is encouraged and appreciated.
See these documents on how to get involved hacking on the code and what
it's all about
Participate on the Fedora Live CD mailing list and the Wiki page to make
the Fedora live CD experience even better
The livecd-tools and fedora-livecd packages, which is required to
rebuild the live CD, have just been submitted to Fedora Extras, see
for details. Until these packages are in Extras, you can grab source and
binary i386 packages from here
and start cranking out your own live CD's.
Thanks and a merry Christmas break to everyone!
I have been trying to find a way to install the new live-cd on my IBM
ThinkCentre A50p, but unlike Ubuntu, I don't see any obvious way of
doing this. Is this something left for the future or am I missing
something that is very obvious? Is there a HowTo floating around?
In my project, I'm using qemu to generate system images as a non-root
user. I've never used xen, as I have yet to discover as trivial a
usage of it as qemu provides. (i.e. no configuration, a simple
commandline, and there you are booting a livecd in a window). But that
may just be a matter of time.
I'm wondering if any of you, particularly xen leaning redhat folks,
have considered using it as a sandbox to create installed system images
in? E.g. that could then be modified by a script, and rolled into a
I have suspected that even if xen can do this, I'd still prefer qemu
because I'm picky about the install system being given any access to
information about the host build system. I.e. even processor type, let
alone access to the host build system's root filesystem. (Yeah, I
know, it's building to qemu's hardware... for some reason I can accept
that more easily)
The main thing that qemu solves for me, as opposed to pilgrims
implementation of an alternate fedora installer, is the ability to run
purely as a user. So one of my narrow questions is- can Xen do the
same? I suppose its a rather minor quibble if you have to do some root
configuration of xen or something, but again, that's one reason why I
like qemu so much.
Then there is the news about this KVM thing, which makes qemu even more
attractive. Although it sort of sounds functionally equivalent to the
non-free qemu kernel accelerator, for a limited set of hardware.
(though that still sounds great).
Anyway, forgive me for not reading the xen docs/faqs, but I'm assuming
I can get a better/quicker answer off the top of some of your heads.
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I noticed others have been having the same problem as me.
Initially fc6 could build kadischi dvds, but a yum update broke a
dependency somewhere along the line.
The yum updates from yesterday fixed it for me. on i386 anyway.
It seems like the preffered method of setting up X for Kadischi is using
"vesa" driver. This works on a lot of machines but not all. If I get a
machine that it doesn't work on, I can get X up and running with these
cp xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
I would like to be able to run "Xorg -configure" and use the generated "
new.xorg.conf" to run X with automatically on the livecd. I'm not sure
where I would put this. Looking for suggestions....
Thanks for any help