03-29 boot disks - worse than 02-20 for me :(
I had fatal, unsurmountable problems using the 03-29 boot disks. I had
to use the 02-20 disks for major parts of the install. The first and
third problems worked on the 02-20 disks and failed on the 03-29 disks.
So things have gotten worse not better :(
The rescue disk failed to format the first screen where one puts the
kernel command line options. And worse than that hitting [ENTER] to boot
the kernel failed too -- it just hung there. Hence I couldn't even boot
with the "rescue" disk. So I used the 02-20 bootdisk to partition the
disk (it was a brand spanking new IDE disk with NO partition information),
once I rebooted into the 03-29 boot disk it displayed the opening screen
as per usual and the kernel booted and things were OK. So I assume
there is a dependency on having a pre-partitioned disk to work with.
Which is a `bad' assumption.
I found a minor typo in the "Choose Network Interface" dialog: it says
"Ethernet of Fast Ethernet" -- the "of" should read "or".
The mount command on the 03-29 boot disks fails to mount NFS filesystems.
I had to use the 02-20 bootdisk to load the base system from my NFS server.
Fortunately, it was possible to use the 02-20 disks with the base system
from 03-29. But I had to change floppies way too many times :(
I've got a few more systems to install this month. So please get a new
version out there quickly and I'll do some more debugging ...
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