Mauriat Miranda     mjmwired

Chrome 28 and newer for CentOS 6

Officially Google no longer support Chrome for CentOS 6 (ref). The recommendation (for now) is to either switch to Firefox or Chromium. I decided to go with the second option. Obtain the YUM repository settings here: chromium-el6 repo. First uninstall Google Chrome # sudo yum remove google-chrome To install: # sudo wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/chromium-el6.repo # sudo yum install chromium Do not launch Chromium immediately, if you want your Chrome settings to transfer over do the following:

Yum Groups

The Fedora 18 installer does not allow single package installations, instead it prefers to install by package groups. You can also install groups after completing installation. This is especially useful since you can only select one Desktop Environment at installation. Alternatively, to have faster installations, select as few groups as possible and then only install the ones you need later. This is just a quick note on how yum can install by groups instead of by individual packages.

Firefox 4 for Fedora 14

Wow! That’s a lot of F’s! Courtesy of Tom ‘spot’ Calloway, install Firefox 4 on Fedora 14 (or Fedora 13): # su -c 'wget -P /etc/yum.repos.d/' # su -c 'yum install firefox4' To run: # firefox4 & In Gnome: System > Preferences > Preferred Applications Change ‘Web Browser’ to Custom, and for Command: firefox4 %s To remove Firefox 3.6: # su -c 'yum remove firefox' ref:

Boot Failure When Fedora 12 Grub Installs to non-MBR Partition

I prefer to keep Windows on the MBR. So I install grub to a separate partition. I then allow the Windows Loader to chainload grub (example). I noticed a problem with the Fedora 12 Anaconda Installer. If I chose to install grub to the First sector of boot partition instead of the MBR, I get an un-bootable system. It is easy to see the problem if you compare fdisk output. (I reduced the output for clarity)

NT Bootloader Update

This post really has no purpose other than just a snapshot for me. My current c:\boot.ini: [boot loader] timeout=15 default=c:\linux3.bin [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect c:\linux1.bin="[ sda7] Fedora 11 (32) [06/2009]" c:\linux2.bin="[ sda8] Fedora 9 (32) [05/2008]" c:\linux3.bin="[ sda9] Fedora 11 (64) [06/2009]" c:\linux4.bin="[sda10] Fedora 10 (32) [11/2008]" c:\linux5.bin="[sda11] CentOS 5.3 (32) [07/2009]" c:\linux6.bin="[sda12] OpenSuSe 11 (32) [10/2008]" That F9 and F10 will be replaced with F12 (beta at the moment).