Well I managed to get Fedora 13 installed. (I know I said elsewhere I was rolling back to Hardy but I'm a glutton for punishment I guess...)
First off if you're using the live-cd installer like I did it looks like you really have to create a /boot partition. Not doing this will result in some pretty serious issues.
After installing and doing the EULA HULA (what you thought that was just for Windows...LOL!) and logging in to the desktop I tried the network manager. While it clearly saw there were WiFi hotspots available it refused to authenticate. I downloaded the rpms mentioned by oupsemma on a different computer but those didn't want to install because of missing dependencies. I plugged into my router directly via ethernet and tried the rpms again and still got errors about dependencies missing. That's when I wised up and set about looking for the authentication to use RPM Fusion.
In order to use RPM Fusion you need to install the following:
Those will act the same way installing the getdeb.net authetication debs work.
Now I was able to install the RPM for my rt2860 WiFi card.
Upon doing a reboot the WiFi was already up and ready to go, since I'd tried to log into my WiFi router earlier and Fedora remembered the WPA key.
I then went to the Fedora-netbook.com site and copied the fstab lines from his install HOWTO:
For each of your partitions (/, /boot, /home) add ",noatime" after "defaults".
UUID=XXXXXXXXXXXX / ext4 defaults,noatime 1 1
UUID=XXXXXXXXXXXX /boot ext4 defaults,noatime 1 2
UUID=XXXXXXXXXXXX /data ext4 defaults,noatime 1 2
UUID=XXXXXXXXXXXX /usr/share ext4 defaults,noatime 1 2
Don't forget to add the tmpfs lines at the bottom like this:
tmpfs /var/tmp tmpfs noatime 0 0
tmpfs /tmp tmpfs noatime 0 0
Then adjust the sysctl.conf fiule to reduce actual usage of the SWAP partition and save it for hibernation purposes:
Add these lines to the bottom
# reduces the likelihood of the system using the swap partition as swap
vm.swappiness = 1
vm.vfs_cache_pressure = 50
I then installed the fastest mirror tweak from freesoftwaremagazine.com like so:
yum install yum-fastestmirror
That's as far as I got now...I'm waiting on the updates to finish installing and will see what things look like from there. Speaking of which--yowza! it's only been two days and already we've been treated to a whopping 114 updates! @_@; Only time will tell whether that is a good thing (fixing bugs) or a bad thing (buggy release that will never be completely baked)...
I'm hoping to find a copy of eee-control more recent than the various edits that have been going around or the rpm from the Fedora-netbook.com site intended for Fedora 12. Otherwise I'll give alien a try at converting the deb on Grigori Goronzy's site.
Edited by bornagainpenguin, 27 May 2010 - 10:08 PM.