This will be a short post so am combining both Oracle Linux 8.4 ‘n Fedora 34 Cinnamon Spin in it.


Oracle Linux 8.4

Downloaded the 9.24 GB OracleLinux-R8-U4-x86_64-dvd ISO the other day, and quickly had it installed.

Created the installation boot media on a 32 GB SanDisk USB with Fedora Media Writer. Such a huge ISO will need a bigger USB for installation media.

See my Anaconda (installer) post on how to install a RHEL-based Distro.

I have recently ‘adjusted’ the Karmi’s Top 10 5 Linux Distros page, only rating Distros that offer a Fulltime Linux Root User option. Added a tier rating on the page, and Oracle Linux fell into the ‘Tier Two’ section.

Excellent OS, but I was unable to get the actual Nvidia driver installed.

Another problem with Linux offering over 2,000++ “Desktop OS” options is trying to find info/solutions on problems. 99.99999% of the Linux forums are absolutely horrible, and trying to find info on 1 of 2,000++ Distros is like trying to find a mustard seed on Miami Beach. There is possibly a method of installing a Nvidia GPU driver in Oracle Linux, but I haven’t found it yet.

Everything else worked fine.


Fedora 34

Tested Fedora 34 Cinnamon Spin about a month ago and it was not ready for a Fulltime Linux Root User so I just continued using Fedora 33 Cinnamon Spin as my #2 Linux Distro.

It has happened wid my using ‘n testing of Fedora before, after a version update, and such problems represents what often happens wid any Linux Distro after a new version comes out and/or a big Linux Kernel version change.

Fedora 33 Cinnamon Spin has been very reliable ‘n steady, and I suspect they will fix Fedora 34. It had a ‘Sound Issue’ that was unacceptable. The ‘Password Dependent’ user section probably worked fine, but I never installed or used it. I am the master of my OSes or toss them out if they expect to be my nannie, e.g. the infamous ‘Linux Nannie’.

Will add this post to the RHEL-based page…

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!