Re: 3.0.18 testing needed
thanks for the report!
We have some work to do.
> Ok, I tried out images-1.44/compact (from the 3.0.18-2001-12-14 dir) and
> here is what I found:
> - the language chooser dialog was too wide (as you already mentioned in
> another email)
I'm not sure how to fix this one.
> - a white screen flashed one time only just before the language chooser
> dialog popped up.
I don't think we should worry about this.
> The same happened when I had to initialize a Linux
> partition. /dev/hda2 was automatically chosen for me and I was only
> asked about retaining kernel-2.0 compatibility and about the badblock
This is by design, new feature, if the installer sees there is
only one option it doesn't ask the question.
> - occasionally, the screen would not clear and output from the previous
> step would be interspersed with output from the currently executing
Yes, this is ugly and should be fixed.
> - When installing driver and kernel modules from a floppy disk
> (driver-1.bin), I selected to install the net/tlan module as my test
> system has a TI ThunderLan-based Compaq NIC. After I pressed enter to
> insert the module, at the bottom of the screen I saw the following
> message repeated 4 times:
> /target/usr/sbin/modconf: cannot create : directory nonexistant
perhaps the severity should be increased, it is ugly.
> After selecting English, the release notes appeared and then the "Make
> System bootable" step appeared selected in the list of tasks. Selecting
> it caused the system to loop over and over again and presenting me with
> the language chooser, release notes screen, and "Make System bootable"
> step over and over again. The same restart message appears repeatedly in
> the debug console.