Re: Enough time wasted, moving on
I'll forward #1 to the boot floppies guys, since it is a valid
#2 .. debian does not do hardware autodetection. If you don't like that,
you're welcome to use any of the other fine linux distibutions that do.
Harry Putnam wrote:
> 3) The real capper to my view was that after wading thru everthing
> watching the packages go by. Inserting the various cds. At the
> very end there is a message that says something like:
> "There were problems with the install. The same errors may be
> invoked again if you proceed. Those errors are not important, the
> ones that matter are the ones above. Please fix those before
> And the erro above says `There was a problem with the
> install'" and thats all.
Send me /var/log/installer.log* , and I will track this down.
If you're not just here to bitch, that is.
> 4) I used tasksel to avoid the lengthy pain of dselect, during one
> attempt. I chose `Desktop Environment' Which is apparently the only
> thing in tasksel that may include X. Yet I was never asked about
> my Video or monitor and there was no choice of Xservers. No
> probiing, and of course no X was available at the end of it all.
It sounds to me like that would be because X was not installed, possibly
because you were installing from broken CD's that did not include X.
Which could also possibly explain #3. See previous recommendations to
not use 3rd party "official" CDs to install woody yet.
> 5) The business about the names of CDs asked for during install not
> matching the labels on my CDs is probably a vendor issue, I guess.
Indicates you probably got crap CDs from someone who doesn't know what
> I hoped at the end of it all I would see some way to get things
> running. But by that time I'd had enough. I no longer get lots of
> fun out of endless tinkering with the OS. After 4-5 years of it, I
> just want stuff to work, so I can get on with my tinkering with perl
> or C++ or what ever it is I'm currently studying (tinkering with).
Just imagine how you'd feel after 5 or 6 years of hand-holding of
people who can't be bothered to take the time to file proper bug
reports. Oh, erm.
> United States
> Vendor: Antonio Rodriguez
> URL: http://www.the-sphere.org/
> URL for Debian Page:
> Allows Contribution to Debian: Yes
> Country: United States
> Ship International: To some areas
> email: firstname.lastname@example.org
> CD Type: Official CD ; non-US ; Development Snapshot
> Architectures: i386
> Note the part that says `Official CD'
Note the semicolons dividing the three very different types of CDs he
evidently sells. Note the "Development Snapshot".
see shy jo