Gripes, gripes: F8 Live, F8 DVD, i6000

Alexander Volovics awol at
Fri Nov 9 19:19:17 UTC 2007

On Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at 09:40:12PM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:

> Alexander Volovics wrote:
> >Installing F8 on a Dell i6000 laptop:
> >
> >1) Using the DVD:
> >
> >   The install comes no further than 'running /sbin/loader'
> >   and then stops. Nothing happens anymore.
> >   This is a curious regression from F8 test 3 where I had no
> >   such problems!
> >
> >   Maybe this can be solved using one or other kernel parameter
> >   but then you have to go and search the internet for a list
> >   or have the kernel documentation at hand.
> >   A complete list with comments should be available in a README
> >   included on the DVD and a reference included in the Release Notes.
> See and
> >2) Using the Live CD:
> > 
> >   Here we have a really nasty omission in the Release Notes:
> >   
> >   The install from the Live CD seems to have changed.
> >   You no longer get the second stage 'postinstall configuration'.
> You mean firstboot doesn't run? If so, that is not by design and you 
> should be filing a bug report  (I saw some discussions on firstboot not 
> running if the network connected failed but haven't seen any bug reports 
> filed yet) along with the rest of the gripes mentioned. Thanks.

Tomorow I shall make some bugzilla entries. 
(After I do some studying on which components are actually
 misbehaving. I am a little hazy on terms like 'firstboot')


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