Bug#285778: [RC2 i386 floppy] Should handle the lack of translations on the floppies better
On Tuesday 14 December 2004 15:09, Andreas Tille wrote:
> just one minor glitch: I had to use boot floppys because a machine
> had trouble booting from CD. This worked fine using the three provided
> disk images (boot + root + cddriver). But from the moment when control
> went over to the CD the language and keyboard settings were lost. I
> had to go back to these settings and then all went fine.
Floppy installation currently does not support installing in other
languages than English.
However, I agree with you that the current installation using floppies is
- you do get the languagechooser dialog allowing you to select other
languages than English
- if you do, the next dialog for country selection will show country codes
instead of country names
- after additional modules have been loaded from drivers floppy and CD,
there is a very strange mixture of languages:
- some dialogs will show a translated title and untranslated contents
- some menu choices in the main menu are translated (those loaded from
the cd-drivers floppy and the CD), while others are not (those loaded
from the root floppy)
However, I can not confirm that earlier choices are "lost" after the
installer loads additional modules from CD.
> A further question: IMHO the only possibility to use DMA for IDE disks
> is hdparm. Why is hdparm not installed by default and verified the
> DMA modus to gain maximum performance from modern IDE drives?
AFAIK DMA is enabled by default. See /proc/ide/hdX/settings (where hdX is
your hard disk).