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Re: DragonFly RC1 ISO now available.

From: Michel Talon <talon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 22:33:21 +0200

Matthew Dillon wrote:
:Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai wrote:
:> -On [20040628 09:42], Matthew Dillon (dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
:> :>> I'm too tired to announce it officially. I'll put together a better
:>> blurb monday evening (and also announce it on the FreeBSD lists :>> monday evening). But for now ... this is the time for locals to
:>> download! The 1.0-RC1 ISO is now available!
:> :> :> Will we feature the new installer?
:It's not there currently.
:For what it's worth, I think it's a definitely must-have for the official :1.0-release! It might not be complete, but it's sure A LOT better than the :manual way for most people. (And, if you don't like it/it doesn't work for :you, you can still do it manually by exiting the installer to the shell).

    I think it's possible but we're trying for an official release in ~7 days,
    so the timing would be pretty tight.  Personally speaking I don't think
    it's necessasry to rush and stress to get something into the first

Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>


precisely i must say i have a big problem with your RC1 ISO. I have tried it on vmware3, it works OK.
Unfortunately this was the last time i have seen it working :-(
I have tried it on 3 desktops, and a laptop it didn't boot at all, that
is the CD (it was more precisely a RW CD) was not recognized as a bootable CD. Back at home i have tried it on my wife's laptop
(IBM Thinkpad T40, Centrino based), here it booted, but extremely slowly. There was a long timeout recognizing the CD and after that
READ BIG errors. Finally i got the login prompt after perhaps 5 minutes
but could type nothing on the keyboard! I then rebooted without acpi in case it would help, but no luck (except i didn't see READ BIG errors).
To be sure i booted on the same laptop:
-the FreeBIE live CD based on FreeBSD-5.2.1 It worked perfectly including firing up XWindow. The ACPI stuff was recognized without any apparent error.
-the Knoppix 3.3 CD also worked perfectly although faster than the FreeBSD one.
Hence i suspect there are serious problems in the DFly ATA driver.

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