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New Red Hat 7.2 installer test ISO.

To: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: New Red Hat 7.2 installer test ISO.
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>
Date: 14 Nov 2001 11:29:39 -0600
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Hi All - 

There's a new installer ISO out there for testing.  The major change is
that the installer now boots the "original" Red Hat 2.4.7 kernel (with
xfs, of course) rather than the updated 2.4.9 kernel.  Several people
reported hardware problems with the last iso, hopefully this kernel
change will remedy that.  If you were having trouble before, please try
this release.  If it worked for you before, please make sure it still

Here's a nifty trick - if you already downloaded the original iso, use
rsync to cut your download time by 60%:

$ mv sgi-image-i386-Nov04-01.iso sgi-image-i386-Nov13-16.iso
$ rsync
wrote 88633594 bytes  read 107226 bytes  11918.72 bytes/sec
total size is 292880384  speedup is 3.30


* Incorporate the changes below into the iso itself
* Boot with the original Red Hat 2.4.7 (+xfs) kernel, not 2.4.9


* Disallow spaces in lilo boot label (generic RH bug)
* Fix up (r) symbol in text welcome screen


* Add time that bootloader install waits before trying grub
  (temp workaround for fs/grub interaction problems)
* Skip past SGI screen during kickstart
* Remove "registered" character from first screen, GTK didn't like it.
* Allow setting of labels on XFS filesystems
* Do not allow bootloader to be placed on 1st sector of XFS partition

Have fun,


Eric Sandeen      XFS for Linux     http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
sandeen@xxxxxxx   SGI, Inc.

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