A teacher e-mailed me the other day wondering if I could setup a server with Moodle on it for him to test. I was overjoyed at the request because the teacher had discovered Moodle, MySQL, PHP, and Linux (as well as their freeness) all by himself!
I thought I had entered “installgui” at the boot prompt, but I still got the old text based setup. Everything went smoothly, so I have no complaints. Perhaps the net installation doesn’t have the GUI installer?
One scary thing did happen during installation: after the initial reboot Linux ran fsck on the new installation and found a number of errors! After another reboot everything appears to be working normally. This is an old PIII computer, so I’m immediately installing smartmontools.
GDM came up with a few colored vertical lines. One Google search later I discovered that the i810 Intel driver might do that at higher resolutions. I lowered my resolution to 1024 x 768 and everything works beautifully.
Upon updating my package lists in Synaptic, I got some strange errors from gpg, so Debian can’t validate a number of packages. A bit strange, but it doesn’t hurt anything.
Thanks to apt-zeroconf I downloaded the 40+ megs of extra packages I needed mostly off of my other 2 local Debian boxes. Now if only I could configure the net install CD to use apt-zeroconf… hm… Sounds like a job for lazyweb!
I do get periodic 404 errors when using apt-zeroconf, but just trying again fixes it every time.
All things considered I didn’t see any reason not to release Etch immediately!