Issues with workarounds for the Xubuntu Live CD ISO images recently announced
masinick at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 23 17:49:18 UTC 2006
Last night I downloaded whatever the current dapper-live-i386.iso
happens to be, and I encountered two issues, one of which can be fairly
easily worked around (but should be fixed), and the other which might be
worked around only by an expert.
I am not familiar with the reporting mechanisms, so please let me know
what steps need to be taken.
1. The Live CD boots up fine, but puts you at a login screen, expecting
a user id. However, during the splash screen, I noted that automatic
logins had supposedly been enabled. They are not working. My
workaround was to go into a console, which fortunately was already
logged in. From there, I changed the password on both root and ubuntu,
both for safety's sake and so I would know how to get in. That
workaround was OK, but this process needs streamlining so the Live CD
will be easier for consumers to use.
2. I also attempted an installation. The menus were really nice and
clean, and the things to do were obvious, but I noted that the time zone
routines are missing from the build, which means that the installation
procedure gets stuck at that step and can proceed no further. This is a
show stopper for the installation feature, unless that gets pulled. I
advocate fixing this and turning the Live CD into an easy way to get
into the software to check it out, then install to disk.
Once in, I found the things I tried out work well. I was on it for
about three hours and found no other issues. However, I was doing
mostly simple stuff, browsing, using a terminal, and basic stuff like
that. The build DID work well for these things, so there is much
promise, once a few of these details get fixed.
Again, please inform me if I need to take additional steps to get these
issues properly reported. If they are already reported and taken care
of, I'd still like to understand the process so I can hopefully be of
more help going forward.
Good start, let's keep up the momentum and get this software looking
masinick at yahoo dot com
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