Note to folks googling this in the future: he's talking about an early alpha of 30k, not the final release. Perhaps we should be referring to 29k instead of 30k since this is clearer. (I changed Subject to reflect this).
Media Check says it is checking a DVD instead of a CD
Yep. Not sure where that is buried ;)
Guessed my video card incorrectly, used VESA driver instead (for those of you who don't know what VESA is, it is a video standard that all video cards since about 1995 understand, and allowed the graphical installer to work for me)
What kind of video card do you have? In general 30k has been picking up devices quite well. FWIW, at least it is defaulting to VESA when it can't find things. Lots of times in the past it would just bork.
Detected BLAG 10K as FC1 (is there anything that can be done about this?)
Hmm. I'm not certain that's a bad thing. At least it detected it. ;)
Configure lynx, it still has all the Fedora defaults
Such as? If you have a nice defaults file, i may be able to work it in.
The menus (especially the borders on them) look horribly Bluecurvish.
Look for lots of changes to blagCanyon in the coming week or so. Hyland has been working on this.
I believe there was a way to make nautilus non-spatial, maybe this could be the default if I could figure out how it get it non-spatial.
Yes, I will set default to non-spatial--I know where it is set. gconftool-2 sets system defaults, by the way. Interesting tool. Suggested command for you to explore:
gconftool-2 -R / | less
See also: blag-firstboot RPM and /usr/sbin/blag-firstboot. Note: it hasn't been touched for fc3 yet. Also, add a new user and see what its defaults are, as in an upgrade your own defaults aren't necessarily the same as a new user. This will get a major tweak. When you find tasty morsels in gconftool-2, lemme know. :)
Also, congrats, gdm doesn't have such an ugly default theme now!
And a new gdm theme in the works. Looks vnice.
More than 100 packages were broken for me (related to GCC, most likely very few would be broken in an average user's install).
Yep. I haven't done /anything/ to Obsolete: old stuff yet (e.g. tdbfsb or was it tbd...). You're getting much earlier alphas than I posted in the past.
I really don't know what do to for upgrade for folks that have grabbed tons of things from the repos that's not on the CD. If you /have/ grabbed lots of repo packages and are capable of installing from DVD, I recommend DVD upgrades. If you can't, after a CD upgrade, run something like:
apt-get dist-upgrade [and when this barfs]
rpm -e [packages you know you can whack]
apt-get -f install
r7 was the first brave one to try an `apt-get dist-upgrade` from 19k->29k. It was very messy, but we got it sorted. It may be due to /dev now using udev. I haven't tested it meself yet. I do /not/ recommend doing a dist-upgrade at this point unless you have `man rpm`d 50+ times in your life and know "boot: linux rescue" & chroot. ;)
Note, I plan to make it PERFECTLY CLEAN to upgrade from a stock 9k or 10k release (but no promises on 19k--it was alpha...).
I'll genereally add to this as we go along...
Thanks. This is very very helpful, btw. Bugzilling will make sure it doesn't get lost. http://bugzilla.blagblagblag.org/
Don't worry about making everything perfect in the bug report (e.g components, owner, etc.). If it just gets in there, that's enough. :)