0.8 Voodoo Alpha ISO release

Hi Arch community, i'm sure you all saw the bump to 0.8 Voodoo yesterday, new release also means new installation iso :)

Get the isos here: i686 x86_64

Forum feedback thread is here: Forum

Bug collector for showstoppers is here: Showstoppers

Short summary what happened and what still needs to be done for final ISO: Changelog of ISO (compared to 0.7.2 install iso)

  • Full mkinitcpio support
  • Updated packages (including linux
  • Installation on PATA and IDE possible (PATA is default now) ide-legacy option included for old IDE subsystem
  • dropped install floppy support
  • switched from busybox to archboot usage
  • All parameters initcpio understands, new ISO does understand
  • Usb devices (keyboards/cd/dvd) should now work as they should else it's a kernel bug
  • Usage of hwdetect/udev autodetection during boot
  • Added memtest86+ to iso
  • Added installation support on cciss devices

Changelog of new setup (compared to 0.7.2 setup)

  • added some information dialogs
  • added some confirmation dialogs
  • added set root password
  • removed all kernel24 stuff
  • switched to initcpio only support
  • added locale-gen file for editing
  • only show devices that are usefull in mountpoints selection, partitioning and network
  • possibility to select dm and md devices from setup (creation of lvm and md still needs to be done by hand!)
  • mkinitcpio autoconfiguration. This includes HOOKS autoconfiguration and hostcontroller configuration: ide/scsi/sata modules are put into MODULES= in mkinitcpio.conf to ensure right loading order and avoid device-swapping
  • network modules are put in the MODULES=() in rc.conf - again, this is done to avoid random swapping of multiple network interfaces

IMPORTANT/TODO: - docs are still from 0.7.2 install iso - keymap HOOK bug, already fixed on CVS - timezone bug - switching to grub usage instead of isolinux

now one big wish, please test those installation cds and report issues to the links posted above, on bug tracker, forum or ML

please help us in finding the last bugs we missed, thanks arch community

greetings tpowa