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Re: Status of Potato?

>I had all sorts of problems when trying a custom kernel with the compact
>images on some hardware at work.  I held off reporting the problems when I
>heard 2.2.6 was coming out, but maybe I should report them anyway. 


>1. keyboard couldn't be configured, I beleve there was a problem writing
>to /tmp.

Are you sure you didn't just get a message about writing to temp?  Are
you sure that the keyboard really didn't get configured properly,
despite what is I suspect just a spurious error msg?

>2. the driver install failed, probably because I was using a different
>kernel, the screen never said why.

Oh foo!  Did you check /var/log/messages? 

Use the 'debug' flag when debugging, and look in tty3 or
/var/log/message (same thing, more or less).

>3. dhcp failed, didn't give a reason.  I manually configured the network
>card and was able to ping from another machine.

Yes, known bug, I think.

>4. netfetch failed, perhaps the network never was properly configured.  I
>stoped here with a lack of floppies.

Ugh.  Please try to track down more.  Need more info.  Such as
ifconfig output and what steps you did to do netconfiguration, etc.

>I think it all is caused by my custom kernel.  It was built using the same
>config file I posted a while back.  I feel that I'm lacking some required
>options and the documentation on building a custom kernel may be out of
>date (the readme on the rescue disk). 

Yes, the doc is definately out of date, but it's not the first

> Hopefully tonight I can try a generic install at home which rarely
>gives me problems.  If things are hurried, I have a spare harddrive
>for my laptop that I can give a try on, but a co-worker will want to
>use that in a few days. 

I know there are several problems with the compact flavor.  Either the
'compact' option is not being set, or dbootstrap is not looking at
that option correctly.  Known bug in 2.2.5.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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