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2015-03-13 16:39:15 -0500 answered a question Can I get Fedora on some smartphone?

Yes; but, it's not been worth it for me all though you may find different. Their are several method in use all of which are still in alpha or beta stages of development. Network access along with many other functions are often permanently broken or at least require some hacking upon installation to patch up.

This appears to be the longest supported method and one I have played with several times. Google Play Linux Installer If I recall correctly this method requires Busy Box from Googly Play to work which brings your phone in range of installing Linux packages from source.

2015-03-10 23:50:27 -0500 answered a question Windows8 not starting or reinstalling

Dell hides little validation tricks based on information gleaned from the hardware. They have to do this in order to maintain a contract with Microsoft that lets dell distribute installation media for the Windows Operating Systems. Don't forget that Microsoft would always prefer to fix a "broken" install rather then validate a new one and that will reflect in their programming.

That being said I recommend you try a "boot and nuke" method (google "boot and nuke" to see your options) going straight down to the MBR leaving the hard drive completely blank before trying to move on. If it where my head ache I would pop the cmos battery to truly reset the BIOS configuration and any information hidden with in as well. Then I would promptly forget installing Windows 8 on the same hard drive or even pc as any Linux distribution.

Why? Windows 8 uses the power management hard ware systems and hard disks in ways that directly conflict with those used by Linux or even Windows 7. All the hacks in the world can't turn the same bit to on and off at the same time. If one OS hibernates and then triggers the boot loader on wake up it always ends in tears.

Or if truly committed this seems like a well written walk through that helps produces a usable PC at the end. ---> This one here <--- Of course with the added bit of fully disabling hibernate and sleep in both OS's at the first chance and triple checking where your installing Grub2.

2015-03-10 22:46:44 -0500 commented answer How do I get a GUI on the Fedora server edition?

It's possible that this user is limited by installation medium. Maybe this topic is the result of a net-install on a net-book or second hand laptop without an optical drive partially functional one instead. It's also possible that this user is most interested in a more elbow deep method of installation for better understanding of the Linux environment.

2015-03-10 22:13:04 -0500 commented answer What partitions are there on my drives?

They said that they tried gparted and that it didn't display the information in a useful fashion. I assumed that the GUI for gparted was not displaying the information as verbosely as the command "parted" does. In order to resize a partition or format empty space they have to see it and as I understand gparted is only showing them the LVM Partition for fedora and not the partitions it manages.

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2015-03-10 18:56:14 -0500 commented answer The most minimal web server for my Laptop?

I've never used python or "alias". I'll look into your suggestion though because it appears to be very promising.

2015-03-10 18:53:47 -0500 commented question The most minimal web server for my Laptop?

If I can get a web server running inside the same hardware foot print then it's a better solutions for sharing data one way. This goes back to client side and network specific configuration issues. On a network that is truly mixed or ad-hoc nothing is easier then a web server once configured.

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2015-03-10 03:05:03 -0500 commented answer How do I get a GUI on the Fedora server edition?

Hmmm.... I think it unlikely your system installed correctly. Fedora 21 gave me a lot of head ache on my laptop so I went with fedora 20. "Yum" and how it is configured defines Fedora as a unique distribution. During my attempts to install fedora 21 I often found my self at a fail safe type terminal. I don't recall the proper name of the terminal interface that it would drop me in when the system failed to load correctly but "yum" doesn't work in there either. I wonder if you have been landing in this same fail safe environment,

I wish I could offer more help.

2015-03-10 02:24:41 -0500 answered a question What partitions are there on my drives?

Try this; -Open up a terminal. -Type "su" and enter password. -Use "parted" command.

"# parted /dev/sda print all" Worked on my computer and I have a similar configuration on a 1 TB HDD.

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2015-03-09 19:52:23 -0500 answered a question What could be preventing me from connecting to a local webserver?

Add a TCP exception to your firewall on port 80 and issue a restart command to your web server. Then attempt to connect (check documentation for your server software). If you still can not connect then you know it is not your firewall.

2015-03-09 19:46:31 -0500 answered a question How do I get a GUI on the Fedora server edition?

Almost all Linux distributions fallow the standered that "Server" does not include any GUI software. GUI software takes a lot of RAM and CPU cycles for a server busy severing data. Desktop environments or DE's are the graphical component that you actually see and interface with. A DE runs on top of Xserver. Xserver is often started with the command "startx" however Fedora utilizes security conventions that forbid you from logging into a DE as root so you must execute the command as a normal user.

There are a verity of DE's avlible. LXDE being among the lightest and KDE being the richest in eyecandy. Gnome appears to be Fedora's Default. XFCE an option as well but I haven't used it in years since LXDE came out so I can't speak to it's use. For LXDE yum groupinstall lxde-desktop Or for Gnome yum groupinstall gnome-desktop

Research suggests that KDE is not as painless to install and doesn't lend well to group install on fedora 21 at prestent time. Doesn't sound like that would discourage you though.

Hope this information is helpful.