Scientific Linux 6 Beta 1 Released

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  1. Trespasser

    Trespasser Registered Member

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    The first Beta release of Scientific Linux 6 is here. It's still a massive download though (4+ and 5 gigabytes respectfully) for both 32 and 64 bit versions. It's quite stable and I have had absolutely no problems during the last 6 weeks or so except for finding and getting the nvidia driver to function properly.

    Here is the release announcement....

    http://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind1101&L=scientific-linux-devel&T=0&P=2572

    and download links...

    32 bit...

    http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6rolling/i386/iso/

    and 64 bit...

    http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6rolling/x86_64/iso/

    Later....
     
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    Hi,
    Dr. Urs Beyerle has released his CD sized versions of Scientific Linux 6 Beta 1 in 32 and 64 bit architectures. It's an easy way for you to try SL 6 without having to download 4-5 gigabytes of data.

    Here are the release notes...

    http://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind1101&L=scientific-linux-devel&T=0&P=2754

    And here are the download links...

    32 bit (683 mbs, along with sha256sum text)...

    http://www.livecd.ethz.ch/download/testing/6beta/i386/

    64 bit (691 mbs, along with sha256sum text)...

    http://www.livecd.ethz.ch/download/testing/6beta/x86_64/

    Give it a try. Who knows...you might like it. :).

    Later...
     
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    FYI,
    SL 6 Beta 2 was released yesterday. The links in my last post should get you there if you are interested. Beta 3 will be released next Friday (Feb 4th).

    Later....
     
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    Hy.

    The nvidia issue is a quite easy to solve problem. Just activate the atrpms repo and install nvidia-graphics, the suitable kdml package and the suitable libs (for new cards take the newest 260.whatever). Then you have to add "rdblacklist=nouveau" and "vga=31b" without quotes to the boot parameters. the vga=31b makes sure plymouth is used when SL boots.

    If you need more details let me know ;)
     
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    Thanks, dude, for the interest and reply. :). Actually, I had my HP laptop Nvidia 9300 GS functioning nicely until a kernel update came down the pike. The drivers I was using were specific to the older kernel. I rebooted to a blinking cursor. I got up and going again by opening both /etc/X11/xorg.conf, /boot/grub/grub.conf and making changes but the problem was no newer nvidia packages for the newer kernel. I haven't checked in awhile so I'll try your suggestion concerning atrpms.

    Thanks again.

    Later...
     
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    FYI,
    Scientific Linux has released SL6 Beta 3 today. Next Friday, Feb 18th, they plan on releasing RC 1. There will be 3 RCs (RC 1, RC 2, RC 2.5). The Final is planned to be released the first week in March.

    Also, if you go here...

    http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6rolling/i386/iso/

    or here...

    http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6rolling/x86_64/iso/

    you'll notice a DVD iso with "Install" in its name. This is basically a Red Hat install replaced with Scientific labeling/packaging. Thought I'd explain it should you ever wonder what it might be. Personally, I'm thinking of downloading that one once the Final is released.

    Later...
     
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