[arch-releng] RC2 ISOs and final release

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Wed Feb 11 13:58:07 EST 2009

On Wed, 11 Feb 2009 12:39:19 -0600
Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:

> The new RC2 ISOs are up.
> http://dev.archlinux.org/~aaron/archiso/
> Roadmap:
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/roadmap/proj6
> Bugs fixed in RC1 and RC2:
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/12896
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/12949
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/13068
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/13070
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/13140
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/13101
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/13102
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/13057
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/13038
> (I think that's it)
> Please test the above bugs, and anything else on the bug tracker.
> This should be pretty much the final ISO, so I'm just looking for some
> confirmations on the above bugs.
> Known issues:
> grub "Release notes" is empty (whoops, blame me!)

Great news Aaron, I'm gonna test tonight..

PS: i made a little "roadmap" to know at which point of the
procedure you can verify which item.

* 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for 64bit users:FS#13068 - grub-gfx-0.97-7 outdated in x86_64 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

FS#13070 / 13057 - grub-gfx installed instead of default grub : check
that you have the non-fancy grub

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)


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