May “installs” — Tumbleweed and 42.2 Alpha1
It’s early June, and I still have not reported a couple of “installs” that I did in May. So better late than never.
I used scare quotes around “install” because I did not actually install Tumbleweed in May, though I did do some install tests. There’s not a lot to report, so this will be a short post.
I didn’t have a good reason for a full Tumbleweed install. But I decided to at least test the NET installer. It’s been a year or more since I last tried that. On my previous attempt, the NET installer was broken for use with WiFi.
I downloaded the NET installer for snapshot 20160529, and wrote that to a USB. I then disconnected the ethernet cable from my laptop and booted the NET installer.
I was prompted for ESSID. I entered the network name (I normally call that the SSID). Next, I was prompted for the security type. I selected WPA-PSK. I was then prompted for the network key, which I entered.
Soon it announced an IP address, and it began to download the installer. After the download, it began the install.
At one point, there was a notification of “Internal Error. Please report with logs.” I did not save the logs, but I’ll watch for this and report if I see the same problem with a DVD installer on my next try. The error itself looked minor — as if the installer was checking something that it need not check. I dismissed the error message, and the install proceeded.
From the error message, it looked as if it had mounted the existing linux partitions, and was complaining about “/etc/ssh/RCS”. Well, no surprise. On my installed system, that’s a symbolic link, and whether it points anywhere will depend on other mounts.
I continued to the partitioning section of the install, and all looked good. I aborted at that point, since I had no need for another install at this time.
The announcement for 42.2 was in the factory mailing list. This is a very preliminary release, so I did not expect much. The final release is expected to be around Nov. 1.
The install went smoothly. Plasma 5 seems to run well on the installed system. However, it looks as if Plasma shell is crashing during logout or shutdown. That’s probably not a big concern this early in the development project.
Those were my previously unmentioned installs for May.