Postings by Dave Close

32-bit CentOS

It appears that CentOS 7 was the last one with a 32-bit version. I'm
trying to install it on an older laptop and having some trouble. I have
CentOS-7-i386-Everything-1810.iso and have verified it. Using either dd
or mediawriter to put a copy on a 16 GB thumb drive seems to work. But
then the laptop reports, "no boot image found". Note that the first 32 KB
of the iso is all zeros, meaning that there is no MBR or partition table

According to the 0_README.txt on the CentOS mirrors, the Everything ISO,
"contains the complete set of packages for CentOS Linux 7.

Re: compat-gcc-32

I asked:
Jakub Jelinek answered:
Ok, thanks.


How is it possible that Fedora 16 includes package
compat-gcc-32-3.2.3-debuginfo.i686.rpm but does not appear to include
the underlying compat-gcc-32-3.2.3.i686.rpm? To what does the debuginfo
package pertain (it says, "This package provides debug information for
package compat-gcc-32.")? Should I be looking somewhere other than the
Fedora repositories to find it?


This doesn't seem right. With Fedora 13:

$ yum info mailcap
Installed Packages
Name : mailcap
Arch : noarch
Version : 2.1.33
Release : 1.fc13
Size : 54 k
Repo : installed

Dual display with Fedora 11

I have a small Acer desktop with two video connectors. The onboard
chip is an Nvidia GF7100 with a VGA connector. The addin PCIe board
has an Nvidia G100 with an HDMI connector. I have identical monitors
attached to both connectors.

The Windows which came with the box has no trouble automatically
recognizing and using both monitors. Of course, that is of no interest
to me except to verify the hardware is working and connected properly.
I want both monitors to work with Fedora 11.

My installation has Gnome, KDE, and XFce4.