Installation stops after logs, and drops to a shell.
First off, is this the proper forum to help troubleshoot installer
issues, and list the problems it has? Or is there another list devoted
to the alpha installer alone? I would love to help make the installer
better by testing and reporting problems, since I cannot do the coding.
Second, I've just done four LX164 installs with the new Etch image
released on 6-12-06, and it's is quite good! It even detected and setup
the PS2 mouse correctly for the very first time! The partitioner
appears fixed, though I noticed that Gparted wont read the partitions I
created manually with a January version of Etch.
My next issue now may be just an unfinished component or ignorance
on my part. The installs seem to complete, it asks me where to put the
log files, then it dumps me to a mini-shell. And thats it. What am I
supposed to do there? It doesn't say "take out the CD and reboot" or
anything like that. So I type "reboot", and it seems to come up OK, but
the user I created earlier during the install does not seem to have
actually been created. At the gui login, I attempted to login with the
username and password, and it kept telling me the password was wrong. I
switched to a shell, and tried to change the password, and it said "user
doesn't exist". So I created the user, went back to the gui, and logged
in successfully. This is happening on every install I've done so far.
Relatively minor issues, but can't wait for a flawless install from
start to finsih! I hope this helps someone sort out these issues. Feel
free to contact me for specific testing scenarios.