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AFAIK it doesn't matter whether the added hard drive was hda or hdb in the old setup -- the drive should be mountable in any case. While I know this doesn't actually answer your question and I admit that there probably are valid reasons for running such a relic as FC5 -- although I can't come up You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Reply With Quote Quick Navigation Red Hat / Fedora Linux Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums Linux Forums Linux Forums Site News / this contact form

Thank you, h3rman, Holland h3rman View Public Profile Find all posts by h3rman #5 31st July 2006, 05:30 PM markjensen Offline Registered User Join Date: Feb 2004 Location: So the file should have been available. Thanks for the response. put windows on the 20gig drive - that's more than it needs, and install f8 or whatever to the 250gig ... http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=117705

I could access Internet but Add/Remove Software cannot access it.How can I install the software from my DVD?Take a look at the /etc/yum/repos.dfedora-development.repofedora-updates.repofedora.repofedora-updates-testing.repoThe fedora.repo file controls the installation. Could the CD now be corrupted? Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started Cloud Data Center Midsize & Enterprise Less than 100 Employees Home Office/Consumer PRODUCTS NEXT GENERATION THREAT PREVENTION SandBlast Zero-Day Protection Threat Prevention Appliances & Software Threat Intelligence Web Security DDOS Protection

Latest News Podcast Features Distros Code Apps Convert Corner Distro Picker Fedora software installation problem: 'unable to retrieve software information'Q I have installed Fedora, and all seems fine - with The system requirements of a linux distribution are pretty constant, and depend mostly on the applications you want to use. Now the only repository that is enabled is the one for the DVD, and running Add/Remove Software should allow you to install software from the disc.

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A The lack of an internet connection is the reason for these messages. Quote: Originally Posted by pobbz Just out of curiosity, why do you want to use FC5? Get More Information All product names are trademarks of their respective companies.

BIOS won't be able to find the bootloader - boot fails. Since nothing I did seemed to work, I tried to restore everything back to the way it was. When i click Add remove software this error message will be displayed. If I'd need to do the same thing LouArnold made it work with, how and where do I "re-enter the default gateway"?

I might be wrong though, and I'm too lazy to check that out... Clicking the OK button, closes the Package Manager application. We can help. I don't seem to be able to change the repositories either.

If the BIOS has no option to change this, then simply switch the cabling around so that the new 250GB hd becomes the primary drive. weblink That did it. send us "yum.conf" file ... It's been declared dead a long time ago.

and you get to run XP (sigh). Lou. __________________ Lou LouArnold View Public Profile Find all posts by LouArnold #2 18th July 2006, 09:00 PM markjensen Offline Registered User Join Date: Feb 2004 Location: Middle Simon Bridge View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Visit Simon Bridge's homepage! navigate here Password Forgot Password?

It may be that XP continued to boot for a while but I was not done. (A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing but a lot of ignorance is I can't see how the machine could become unbootable just by being added an additional hard drive. All rights reserved.

Fedora would tell you what disk you need.

That must be why I get the "Unable to retrieve software information" message. If you does not have a direct Internet connection, "Unable to retrieve software information" error shows after a while. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Quote: Originally Posted by pobbz Let me get this straight: You added the 20GB hd after installing both XP and FC5 and now the machine won't boot at all?

This time pay attention to proper partitioning during install. CentOS The Community ENTerprise Operating System Skip to content Search Advanced search Quick links Unanswered posts Active topics Search The team FAQ Login Register Board index CentOS 5 CentOS 5 - Top TrevorH Forum Moderator Posts: 17524 Joined: 2009/09/24 10:40:56 Location: Brighton, UK [SOLVED] Unable to Retrieve Software Information Quote Postby TrevorH » 2010/11/19 21:31:47 You may need to add proxy= to http://netfiscal.com/error-unable/error-unable-to-get-smbios-gpnv-information.html My network has a proxy server.

AFAIK it doesn't matter whether the added hard drive was hda or hdb in the old setup -- the drive should be mountable in any case. Some distros have a slower rollover, and some have a special release which gets longer maintenance. I'm sure I've heard an old joke about a man who always answered a question with another question. When that happens, f7 will become obsolete.

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