The one time I don't include the same info as used for all ISO cycles in the first post, right away, the warning is needed...
Well, da. 🙂 That's like saying one finds something in the last place one looks for it. (well, da 🙂 )
I followed your advice and read the link supplied. I didn't see the relevant section, I'm sure I didn't put enough effort into it. Plus it reads a little like a stream of consciousness; and could benefit from a little organization.
To light a candle instead of cursing the darkness, I'll offer a suggestion for a template for future use. To wit:
Test Cycle 2021.01
A first, minimal test ISO is uploaded to start a test cycle for a release in the New Year.
Since a lot will still change from this first ISO, not much will be written about this one yet. It still has the old kernel (5.8.18), but AUFS patches are working for 5.10, so expect a new minimal ISO soon with 5.10.
New Nvidia hardware really needs an updated ISO right now, that is why starting the test cycle right now. For new Nvidia, this ISO also includes the nouveau driver (instead of using the modesetting driver).
Minimal ISO Testing guidelines:
Instillation Errors while installing:
Run the installer, Calamares, with gdb and provide the installation log, if you encounter any issue at all.
You can start Calamares from the Welcome app, or run it with:
sudo calamares -d from a terminal.
The install log will be created in the home directory of the Live user, see ~/installation.log. It is available after the install in the target system in /var/log/installation.log
If run from cli, make sure to pastebin the full output, since no installation.log will be copied then, though that log is more complete.
The ISO is using packages from the build repo, but that repo is not enabled by default. Before updating the new installation, add the build repo to your pacman.conf. Add:
Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
to: the repositories section of /etc/pacman.conf
We love our testers, thank you for your time.