gave i686 core a spin in Virtualbox 32 bit. ext4 autoprepare no problems encountered. my keyboard layout was not put automatically in rc.conf but I think this has always been the case. all bugs that i could test seem fixed. see below
- after boot:
FS#13038 - Tiny typo in ISO boot message : Should be "Arch Linux Live ISO (vc/n)".
FS#13140 - Official Installation documentation
for 64bit users:FS#13068 - grub-gfx-0.97-7 outdated in x86_64 pacman -Qi grub-gfx. check that it's 0.97-11 or higher
- during installation
FS#12949 - `hdparm -I' fails in VMware : check that the disk capacities look okay (afaik you can see this best in the autoprepare one). especially vmware users
- after install / on first boot
FS#12896 - USB install - won't boot into install system : USB users, check that it works
FS#13102 - fix, need to copy initial /etc/localtime : check that this file exists on the target system and you don't get fscks because "last mount time was in the future" and stuff like that
forgot to check the copied file.. but the system booted and no fsck needed. my time is correct on first boot too.
FS#13070 / 13057 - grub-gfx installed instead of default grub : check that you have the non-fancy grub
hooray good old ugly grub. (but i use 32bit)
FS#13101 - simple fix to setup script writing timezone to rc.conf : check that your choosen timezone is in rc.conf (you can probably check this already during installation too)