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Re: testing and no release schedule

On Mon, Mar 29, 2004 at 04:14:18PM +1000, Vince wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 28, 2004 at 06:25:43PM -0600, Chris Cheney wrote:
> > Personally I have been unable to install Debian stable, using b-f, on
> > my last ~ 6 systems.
> Hi,
> I've seen you say this a couple of times, without mentioning what
> hardware this was.
> For what it's worth, I bought a Celeron 2.4GHz system a couple of weeks
> ago, and managed to install woody on it (from CD).  I did have a problem
> whereby the 2.4 kernel on there just couldn't detect my CD drive and
> thus wouldn't offer it as an install source. I couldn't figure out why
> this was so, and just ended up installing the 2.2 kernel to get base
> installed.
> I agree it wasn't trouble-free, but it's ironic that the problem was the
> 2.4 kernel and not the 2.2 kernel.  Having said that, 2.4.25 could
> detect the CD drive.
> Anyway, the important thing is that I'd like to know what hardware this
> is that makes woody uninstallable on systems such as yours. Maybe I'm
> just lucky with my hardware choices and you're unlucky, but it'd be nice
> to know.  Perhaps we can make a list of hardware/chipsets unsupported by
> woody.

I'm wondering which graphics card your Celeron system contains?

My last impression was an "unsupported by woody" would contain every new
graphics card available today, since none is supported in non-VESA modes
by the XFree86 4.1 in stable.

>     Vincent Ho



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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