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== Warning: Possible data loss when dual-booting Windows 8 ==
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===LVM Thin Provisioning support in Anaconda===
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The Fedora installer now supports creating thinly provisioned LVM volumes in both the graphical interface and automated (kickstart) installations. This change includes a new automatic partitioning variant as well as new options to create thin volumes in custom partitioning.
  
Using the "fast restart" feature of Windows 8 and rebooting into Fedora may lead to data loss. Files written to the Windows partition by Fedora may be deleted when rebooting into Windows 8. This may be avoided by disabling the "fast restart" feature in Windows 8.
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===Rsyslog no longer part of the default installation===
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The '''rsyslog''' logging service is no longer being installed by default. All logging is now being handled by the systemd journal. Users requiring the rsyslog service should install it manually.
  
== New installer interface ==
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To access the journald log, use the following command:
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journalctl
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For more information about the journal, see http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/the-journal.html.
  
== Changed package group names ==
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===Sendmail no longer part of the default installation===
 
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The '''sendmail''' mail transport agent is no longer a part of the default installation. Any packages previously using this program, such as <code>cron</code>, will now deliver their output into the system log by default. Sendmail remains available for manual installation for users who require it.
For those doing kickstart installs, many package group names have changed in Fedora 18. In particular, the <code>Base</code> group has been renamed to <code>Standard</code>. In order to install this group, it must be explicitly specified in the kickstart.
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== --nobase flag deprecated ==
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The <code>--nobase</code> flag used to suppress installation of the <code>Base</code> package group has been deprecated.  
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==Unversioned docdirs==
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Per package documentation is now installed into unversioned /usr/share/doc/packagename directories. Previously the directory contained the package's version in addition to its name.
  
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[edit] LVM Thin Provisioning support in Anaconda

The Fedora installer now supports creating thinly provisioned LVM volumes in both the graphical interface and automated (kickstart) installations. This change includes a new automatic partitioning variant as well as new options to create thin volumes in custom partitioning.

[edit] Rsyslog no longer part of the default installation

The rsyslog logging service is no longer being installed by default. All logging is now being handled by the systemd journal. Users requiring the rsyslog service should install it manually.

To access the journald log, use the following command:

journalctl

For more information about the journal, see http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/the-journal.html.

[edit] Sendmail no longer part of the default installation

The sendmail mail transport agent is no longer a part of the default installation. Any packages previously using this program, such as cron, will now deliver their output into the system log by default. Sendmail remains available for manual installation for users who require it.

[edit] Unversioned docdirs

Per package documentation is now installed into unversioned /usr/share/doc/packagename directories. Previously the directory contained the package's version in addition to its name.