Re: d-i beta3 ramblings...
On Sat, Apr 24, 2004 at 04:19:33PM +0100, Gavin Hamill wrote:
> Installer before reboot:
> The installer did not detect my network card. I have an old ISA
> Plug-n-Play NE2000 compatible. When I selected "ne" from the driver
> list, it was detected immediately without requiring any IO/IRQ settings.
> I can understand if 'discover' simply doesn't support ISA any more -
> it's been legacy for too long already. However, "ne" was not added
> to /etc/modules, so on reboot I was unable to access the LAN until I
> loaded the module and /etc/init.d/networking restart.
This /might/ be due to a bug in current testing discover-data package.
> I'll explain what I did, and what happened. I want KDE installed, but
> not GNOME. I selected 'Desktop environment', and then pressed cursor
> keys until I got 'More Info' selected - on seeing that it will install
> GNOME, I wanted to remove my selection of 'Desktop environment', but I
> managed to press LEFT, and then SPACE.
> Rather than deselecting 'Desktop Environment' this pressed 'Finish' so
> apt-get then immediately went to download 400MB of packages for X11, KDE
> and GNOME. I pressed CTRL-C to stop it, and it gracefully exited and
> returned me to the previous menu, where I selected only 'X Window
> system' and then 'Finish'.
> Unfortunately it had remembered the previous selection, and still wanted
> to download KDE/GNOME/X11 :(
> In fact, even after getting to the base-config menu, and pressing Cancel
> to completely restart base-config, it still remembered all the GNOME/KDE
> stuff I had now decided NOT to install.
Yeah, I noticed this, too. It seems to be a rather fundamental problem
though, Joey Hess pointed me to #54233 (sic).