Re: announcing debian-installer release candidate 2
On Mon, Nov 22, 2004 at 06:32:18PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> This second Debian-Installer release candidate is expected to be the final
> release of the installer for Debian 3.1 (sarge). Limited changes have been
> made to the installer since the pre-rc2 release last month, but there are
> a few:
> * All errata items, except intermittent red screen problem are fixed.
> * Support for LVM volumes on software RAID.
> * Experimental support for installing with the 2.6 kernel on the
> hppa architecture.
> * Lots of improvements to the installation manual, which is now fully
> translated to Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Czech.
> * More bug fixes than we care to recall.
> As always, links to bootable images and documentation are on our web site.
> For the d-i team,
> see shy jo
I have been windows free on my presario 2540ea laptop for roughly a year
now. I don't remember why, but with woody, couldn't get past firewire detection, SuSE 9 installed almost
fine, gentoo was a 3 week fight with frustation, but got it done from stage3.
The only connection to the net available to me through all of this was
an internal winmodem. So that complicated things a little. Well with
SuSE, you tend to run out of choices very fast, with gentoo the choices
are all there, however, you tend to run out of patience.
Came back to try debian in August '04, had three options, debootstrap from
SuSE, CD1, or the netinstall. With debootstrap, I almost got there, make-kpkg --initrd kernel_image
returned errors while trying to build the initrd. Tried mkinitrd as
well, probably forgot a few magic flags to make it work from a chrooted
environment. In hindsight, I could've got this to work with the running
kernel, had I known about the kernel-headers package.
Finally, ended up with 2004-08-04 13:08
/suse/root/sarge-i386-businesscard.iso (daily build). Got a chance to
plug the laptop to eth at work for a couple of hours, the only boot baram used was "linux26",
and installed onto hda5, grub works like a charm, the entry for SuSE was
automagically updated to menu.lst as well. I can boot off hda5 without
an initrd. The winmodem driver compiled fine against the kernel-headers as well. Well, last time around with
woody, firewire detection was what failed. This time with Sarge, I was promted with two
network options, eht0 (natsemi) or firewire(TI).
Treid a few kernel-images in the 2.6 series, acpi somehow didn't work
well as modules. Compiled a few kernels (.7, .8 and .9), all work well,
the 2.6.9 kernel-source package is the only kernel-source that failed to
compile with make-kpkg. The .9 from kernel.org compiled without errors.
That is what I am running now. ( .config, lspci, dmesg etc. are at gpoppy.org
I am a regular on #debian as well.
ps. any chance of xorg getting in, now that gnome2.8 is almost in? that
will probably fix the last bit. (DRI on ATI radeon340)