Dear all!

out of the blue I’m releasing a new lunar installation ISO RC, named
1.5.1 – “Gallium Arsenide”. Since I’m currently building a i386 version
and the i686 version has not seen extensive testing yet, I am releasing
the current state as RC1.

i686 download (240mb)
i386 download (220mb)

That should not withold anyone from trying to use this version or
actually use it for normal installation, but I would like to know that
this release candidate might not become the final release. Just so you know.

If no objections exist, RC1 will integrally become 1.5.1-i686-final.

This version fixes a few bugs with missing files in /etc/, and adds
support for displaying normal device names (/dev/sda, /dev/hda3 etc) in
the entire installer. Also, there are now proper default choices in the
language, font, charmap etc. menus to guide you. The network now starts
by default after installation.

The package list has been modified a bit and now includes wireless_tools,
lard as logging daemon, and xfs and reiserfs installs are now tested OK.
Plenty of minor adjustments were also made that are too countless to number.

Please make sure you verify the md5sums after downloading the iso. Here
are the URL’s of the Release Candidate 1 i686 ISO:

The final release should be out within 2 weeks.



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