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I downloaded the new Fedora 15, burned the .iso to a CD, restarted my compy... 15 minutes later it booted into a desktop (PRETTY!) which responded to nothing (boo sadface) other than INSTALL, which is what I wanted anyways. I clicked INSTALL and right away it changes to the oh-so-familiar installation starting screen with nearly every distro asking you to choose your language, after clicking next it moved onto the next screen... which is blank. I waited patiently for something to come onto the screen and there was never more than the NEXT and BACK buttons. Every distro with a live option got further than this... so,

do I need to wait longer? (god I hope not)
Is my iso burn bunk? (burned with brasero's burnproof option on at slowest speed)
Maybe I should try it with unetbootin and USB 1st? (saves CDs...)
Is there something about Fedora's install thats wonkey?
When and where do you choose the desktop environment? After all, I downloaded this to toy with XFCE or KDE instead of my usual GNOME.
    
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I'd try just getting a full fedora install instead of using a LiveCD to install.

When you put your .iso on the cd, did you use a verifying tool to make sure it was okay?
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I'd try just getting a full fedora install instead of using a LiveCD to install.

When you put your .iso on the cd, did you use a verifying tool to make sure it was okay?
Where is the non-Live version to download? When I clicked download on Fedora's website there was only 1 option. Poking around just now while typing this I just found where to get the versions with the different DEs. Crap. I'll retry with the right DE this time ... not Gnome 3... not Gnome 3... not Gnome 3... lol

EDIT: Downloading the LXDE live version now... I still don't see the non-live...
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Um, it's right under the download link, where it says "More Options".

Anyway, with a Live CD you get what they give you. If you want to choose what you want to install, use the full DVD.


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Um, it's right under the download link, where it says "More Options".

Anyway, with a Live CD you get what they give you. If you want to choose what you want to install, use the full DVD.

Can't I just add/remove what I want after install anyways?

I just finished burning the LXDE version. Time to play
    
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Can't I just add/remove what I want after install anyways?
Sure. But what if you want to play with KDE, or XFCE, or something else next? Sooner or later you'll wish you'd just gotten the DVD to start with.
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Fedora's DVD installation is pretty awesome, that I agree with.
    
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just curious, but did you decide to try this from my recommendation on the other thread? i remember seeing you there
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just curious, but did you decide to try this from my recommendation on the other thread? i remember seeing you there
Yep. Crunchbang and Arch are a bit too 'on the edge' for my comfort zone. So I'm trying Fedora and Slackware out on my test machine... the winner gets its own home on one of my Alienwares.
    
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I'm on Fedora 15 LXDE right now. Very simplistic, smooth, and fast. Not sure what to do with it yet lol
    
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