[arch-dev-public] ArchISO FTP Installer - Round 2

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Fri Apr 4 16:09:18 EDT 2008

Simo Leone wrote:
> First off, thanks for the feedback last week. Most of the issues were
> minor and not-too-technical, so they weren't too tricky to iron out.
> Another batch of images has been generated with suggested improvements,
> they can be found at:
> http://dev.archlinux.org/~simo/archiso_tests/installer/
> This time, there are ISO and USB images for both architectures. Once
> again, I'm looking for testers. So if you have some time to kill, please
> give 'em a spin and let us know how it goes.
> Generally speaking the live system should be able to: a) boot and
> b) connect to a network. If for some reason you can't get it to do one
> of those, I'm especially interested in hearing about it.

Thanks for the cool ArchISO image. It is very cool in general. I 
used it to do an i686 install from a USB stick to a machine with and 
IDE hard drive and an Asus A8V motherboard.

Networking worked great, but I stumbled directly across the problem 
Thomas pointed out.. system would not boot, I needed to change my 
/dev/hda2 references to /dev/sda2 references in fstab and grub 
menu.lst. Installation used legacy IDE drivers, boot used PATA drivers.

I confirm that the installer will not run on my lawn mower. In fact, 
the USB thumb drive seems to have stopped working altogether when I 
recovered it from the flowerbed across the yard. I also have some 
windows in my living room that need washing, and sadly ArchISO seems 
to have had no effect on them either.


Seriously, nice work.

- P

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