quick install report from Windows
I just did a test installation from Windows.
Copied a subset of files to my local DOS drivers, basically the
contents of the directory:
Installed up to the point of installing base. Tried a number of
different alternatives, including install of kernel/modules from local
disk and installing base via NFS (though I didn't have basedebs.tgz).
- failure is ugly when the system is not able to unmount /instmnt.
This condition should be captured and reported properly. To
reproduce this, just cd to /instmnt in tty2 and do stuff
- in choose_archive_dir, we used to skip the "choose a dir" prompt
when we were able to guess and locate a resonable looking top-level
(or under the prefix) dir. This seems to be gone.
- likewise, someone needs to check that installing with a stock CD-ROm
works as well as it should.
- the whole interaction between choose_archive_dir and the mountpoint
is still extremely awkward. It just doesn't work like it should. I
was just playing around with the harddisk option and things just
weren't working right. Sometimes it would feed me /instmnt and
sometimes it wouldn't. I'll have to play around more to have more
Anyhow, with a little patience, I was able to get this far without
serious problems. I don't really know what to make of the report the
user gave the install from DOS wasn't working. That part seems to be
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