What is up with Debian 2.2 Potato ??
I bought an O'Reilly book on Debain Linux with a copy
of 2.1 in the cover. Great learning book. I used the
CD and was up and running in ~30 minutes. After such
an easy install I decided to order the new 2.2 potato
"official" 4 CD set.
My CD's arrived today !!! What a pain in the !@#$%^& to
get up and get running. I finally gave up after three hours.
The "Welcome" screen indicates that 2.2.17 is the kernel
version that will be used. When I finally get to the
"Load base system" I choose the "default paths" on the CD.
/insmnt...../2.2.16 is the default??? Well, OK lets keep
going. Base system is loaded, modules are all picked out and
it's time to reboot the system. Reboot. What? can't find
/dev/ttyS0 (or S1,S2,S3) Why not? Debian 2.1 could find
my serial ports. What are all these failed module
dependencies? The bootup is looking for /lib/modules/2.2.12 !!!
I brought up a new virtual terminal and sure enough a
uname -a shows kernel 2.2.12, but there is no /lib/modules/2.2.12
There is however a /lib/modules/2.2.17.
I guess I paid ~$35US for nothing. 2.2.17 was promised, 2.2.16
was on the CD, 2.2.12 was loaded. A complete mess. I could not
find a 2.2.17 or 2.2.12 anything on any of the CD's. Why the mess
up on install? Where/why is 2.2.16 or 2.2.12 even loaded or
mentioned when there are no files with these names on the CD's?
And before anyone asks, I did completely wipe the O'Reilly Debian
2.1 off of my HD before I started.
I was really excited to get my Debian 2.2 potato "official" CD's
I guess I got a really expensive set of coasters...........
Christopher W. Aiken, Scenery Hill, Pa, USA
chris at cwaiken dot com, www.cwaiken.com
Preferred O/S: FreeBSD 4.0