DVD install/live report

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Tue Mar 15 11:03:11 UTC 2005

So, I finally got myself a DVD burner, and tested the 20050312 i386 DVD:

  * Boot screen incorrectly claimed that it defaulted to booting the
    Ubuntu live system, whereas that's not true (you have to type 'live'
    to get that).

    [Fixed for today's DVD build.]

  * Install wanted me to insert the DVD again in the second stage, which
    shouldn't be necessary. strace reveals that it's looking for gs and
    gs-gpl. I'm sure Matthias fixed various inappropriate or-ed
    dependencies pre-Warty which caused more or less the same problem,
    but some of these fixes may have regressed. Otherwise fine.

  * Live got through d-i fine (although I'm sure "Preparing for live
    session" has got a lot slower than it used to be), but the X server
    failed to start and I was unable to provide any input to "Would you
    like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem?", not even
    Ctrl-Alt-Del. However, init script output suggests that this is due
    to kernel/module ABI breakage, so this should fix itself in time.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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