[arch-dev-public] Brief absense.

Travis Willard travis at archlinux.org
Sun Nov 4 19:31:50 EST 2007

On Thu, 1 Nov 2007 09:22:02 +0100
Tobias Powalowski <t.powa at gmx.de> wrote:

> Am Donnerstag, 1. November 2007 schrieb Travis Willard:
> > Hey guys,
> >
> > Just got my wife a brand-new laptop, and I'm 'inheriting' her 'old'
> > desktop PC, which was overall better than mine.  As a result, I'll
> > be pseudo-absent for the next little bit, as I go nuts formatting
> > partitions and re-installing Arch from scratch. This will be
> > interesting - last full install, which I'm still working on now,
> > was in 2005.
> >
> > I'll still be checking emails from work if it takes longer than
> > expected to set stuff up, and so I should still be able to reply to
> > pertinent things and handle logo contest submissions and stuff like
> > that, so that's why it's only a pseudo-absense.
> >
> > I'll let you all know how it goes. :)
> >
> > --
> > Travis
> >
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> ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/other/rc-iso/2007.11
> chechout those for installing

Used 2007.10-0.3 for reinstalling the system.  A

Used gparted liveCD to partition my drives before installing anything,
then installed Windows XP, after which I installed Arch.

The install was smooth, and I had no real problems, but my setup isn't
very exotic - ntfs for windows, and ext3 for every other partition in
existence.  Two PATA HDDs, 160GB and 120GB, and two DVDRW drives.

A couple of minor annoyances:
1) while setting mountpoints, I accidentally selected my Windows
partition when I was selecting /home - I hit the <Cancel> button and
had to start over from the very beginning - specifying root,
swap, /boot all over again, even though I selected the correct ones
before. This happened a couple of times (hit the wrong partition
for /boot the second time - clumsy me.)
Would be better if the 'cancel' button, when setting up a single
mountpoint, would bring you back to the list of available filesystems,
just cancelling out the previously-selected one, and the 'cancel'
button on that list would bring you back to the main menu.
2) Output grabbing was a bit off - when installing packages with pacman
through the installer some lines appeared to the left outside of the
box they're supposed to stay in.  

Neither a critical issue, and since those were the only problems I had,
I'd say it was a great success.  I was back up and running with my
familiar /home in no time. :)

Basically, I'd sign it off for my particular setup. ;)


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