[Comm-en] Introduction

Michael Shigorin mike at osdn.org.ua
Sun May 17 14:18:54 MSD 2009

On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 11:55:53AM +0200, Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Ah yes, one first spoiler. I just made some space on a "real"
> (e. g.  non-virtual) PC, and first failure: when I choose
> "Destroy all partitions, then autopartitions", packages are all
> "installed"

The first progress bar has to do with "retrieving" packages
(something that might better be hidden in case of local package
source like DVD), although IIRC it happens _after_ partitioning.

> but then the installer exits with a general failure for all the
> packages. Looks like it forgot to format.  Now I'm currently
> running it again, this time with "Custom install".

Ouch, I've autopartitioned a few systems with 4.1.x and don't
remember problems with releases (seems there were with testing
versions, but got ironed out for me).

If you'll have some time and inspiration to check whether that's
also reproducible with current 5.0-beta -- it has officially
jumped to KDE4 but some of us decided to be retro and prepared
KDE3 builds -- might be nice:


The installation logs are kept in /tmp while installation and
copied to /root/.install-logs/ of destination filesystem before
reboot.  Don't clearly remember if passwords are invalidated
there (for security purposes) or not (for kickstart-like ones)
though, so take care.

 ---- WBR, Michael Shigorin <mike at altlinux.ru>
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