Subject: Re: 1.4_BETA i386 sysinst issues
To: Michael K. Sanders <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/30/1999 17:50:45
In message <199904302233.QAA42474@shell.aros.net>, "Michael K. Sanders" writes:
>I was originally going to install the binary sets via NFS, but an error
>ocurred with the mount, so I decided to use FTP from the same local
>server. The options presented after the failure don't seem to include
>a 'choose another media for installation' option (unless 'try again'
>really means go back to the media selection stage and try again, and
>not 'try the NFS mount again').
Hmm. While we're at it, I'd very much like to see "use existing partition
tables", which would prompt me for which filesystems I wanted to newfs,
and which I wanted to fsck. After the 4th (unrelated) reinstall, I was
sick of choosing the same partitions.
>After not being able to boot, I tried another installation with the
>drive disabled in the BIOS. sysinst obviously can't determine the
>geometry from the BIOS in this case, and displays a message about
>it, but that message says:
> The physical geometry is Lylinders 16 sectors 63 heads
I had a fair amount of trouble with geometry; I finally got it right, but I
have no clue what I did. Actually, part of it is I went from a medium-old
-current to 1.4BETA supped yesterday afternoon, I think - the geometry stuff
for my SCSI drive got better, and I no longer had to hit return a lot.