Bug#60371: base, installation glitches (configure network, start new system)
I have a network card, but I chose not to configure it during installation.
In the `Configure the Network' section, I enter my machine name, and at the
next step, it complains that no network interfaces were found, asking me if
I want to abort. I don't want to, so I say NO, which results in the
splash-screen "Software in the Public Interest ... presents". This is what
happens when it crashes out, yes ?
If I say "YES" instead, I just keep on getting that section come up as the
default. I can do the later stages of installation by hand, but this is a
severe pain in the neck.
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When I get to "Start new system", it reports:
Could not setup init-chroot for starting the new system. Try simply
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After rebooting, it prompted to scan in the CDROMs for APT. After scanning
a CDROM it prompted to scan another YES NO. It defaults to NO, but because
there are only two buttons, it is not obvious which one is highlighted,
unless you remember the colours from the other menus. So I kept thinking it
was on YES, when it was on NO, and when I thought I said NO, it went and
scanned my CD-ROM again. This confusion could be avoided by putting another
button on there, perhaps CANCEL (==NO). Then it would be obvious which one
was highlighted (2 unhighlighted vs 1 highlighted). I'm not an
unintelligent user. If it fooled me, it will fool others.
Kernel is 2.2.14, libc-2.1.3.so (as installed by default). Potato images
are snapshots from 6-Mar-2000.
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