I've had numerous installation failures from the ftp download of the dvd version of SL 3.0rc2.
For starters it takes this machine over ten minutes to boot into the desktop.
The md5sum checks out.
MemTotal: 645132 kB
MemFree: 461180 kB
Buffers: 12196 kB
Cached: 107168 kB
SwapCached: 0 kB
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133] (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133 AGP]
00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 22)
00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 10)
00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 10)
00:07.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 10)
00:07.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 30)
00:08.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)
00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 08)
00:0b.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! Game Port (rev 08)
00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 74)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500] (rev a1)
The failure occurs at about 49.95 percent, left it on all night last nite, and was still hung this morning, to get to 49.95 % takes over 4 hours.
I have tried the manual format, auto format, cfdisk.
I have not tried the manual install.
There does not seem to be a method for connecting to the net via adsl, no adsl-setup,tried the internetkiosk,nothing there to connect to, and in addition, fluxbox was the desktop that was loaded when the kiosk was input into the boot prompt. The desktop froze after approx ten minutes, keyboard was unresponsive, master power button was the only thing left to do.
TK-pppoe is on the disk, but, I couldn't find it on the menu system.
There is something with adsl-, can't remember what, tried that, no such luck, as it wants some file in /etc/ppp/providers.
Tried PON with my providers name, nothing.
Even if I could have gotten onto the net, I looked for some firewalling software on the disk, couldn't find that either.
I have downloaded the mini version and that installed fine onto my laptop, but there seems to be lots of problems with the dvd.