thanks; tips for migrating to fedora?
I'm sorry to hear about the suspension of korora, and sorry to hear about the workload that necessitated the suspension. :^) Every day i've used your great remix has been a gift and i will always appreciate it.
Risking selfish contradiction of that...I have a few questions about moving on -- but i will keep them as easy as possible. I've read the recent threads about this (I've been out of touch for a while) and there are mentions of things i'm too non-hacker/end-user to understand, such as "You could replace the Korora packages with the equivalent Fedora ones".
I'd like to stay within the fedora family; and to keep things easy (and because i'm having major problems with the OS at the moment, which i plan to post about soon), i'm fine with a fresh install of fedora. So that leaves me wondering how to get the famed korora-esque end-user non-purist experience, eg willing to play mp3s =8^0
Question not asked: i assume (and i did look a little) there's nothing out there right now that's similar to korora qua out-of-the-box fedora remix.
Q1: There are many guides on the web about opening up fedora to less than purist software and uses, but i'm not sure which would leave me with a korora-like experience. Could you recommend one? -- No, wait on that until next question:
Q2: When i do "dnf repolist", i get korora of course, and chrome which is my (forced) choice, as well as fedora/-updates/-testing and rpmfusion free/-updates/nonfree/-updates. So the simplest question is, if i subscribe to all those without korora will i have a generally similar OS to work upon? I'm aware of your welcome/help screen and branding and tweaks to firefox etc, but for an experienced user what else would i have to install?
Thanks ever and again and once more, for korora and for any answer to this (for me and others)... And then go enjoy your emancipated life!!! :^D
asked 7 months ago
Q2. If you don't use Chrome you don't need that repo. You can remove it by deleting the file or setting the enabled line to zero (0). The file is /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
Setting up rpmfusion is simple, just follow the instructions on their site. You don't need a guide for doing that. Alternatively you can backup the .repo files for the repos you need and restore them on the new system. If you use any third party or copr repos it is best to check first that they support the version you are going to install.
It won't give you exactly what Korora did. Korora included some extra tweaks and configurations. What these are depends on your desktop. You can retain many of them if you backup and restore your /home directory. You should back up any data in there anyway. (Actually I usually create separate partitions for /home and /data and then when I do a new install I don't format those partitions.)
Also Korora included applications which aren't included by default in Fedora systems. So you will need to install those post installation. E.g. Libreoffice is included in Korora but not in most (or any?) Fedora live systems. Make a note of the included applications you use and then install them on your new system. If there is a specific Korora tweak you need it may be possible to recreate it, just ask.
Hope that helps.
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Thank you so much. Good to hear i can start with fedora/rpmfusion and rebuild from there without too much difficulty -- btw in large part because you/korora have afforded me a easy introduction to the fedora realm. But i will miss the korora secret sauce ;^)
Re backing up....see new thread, to open it up to others, if i haven't missed my chance. Please don't feel imposed upon or obligated!
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