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Testing Mandriva 2008.1 Cooker Gnome

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his week-end, I installed Mandriva Cooker in a Virtualbox virtual machine. I did a default GNOME installation, and noted and reported all problems I found, in the hope of improving the quality for when a new alpha or beta version comes out. I did a network installation from my local Cooker mirror (which only has the main repository, no contrib). Here's a quick summary of the problems I found:

* There are currently problems when installing the / partition on a logical volume using LVM. The problem is known and being worked on. As a work-around, I installed using standard partitions

* The keyboard layout selection dialog is very ugly and confusing, especially when the "More" part is opened. Reported as Mandriva bug #36521.

* When I set the timezone to Europe/Brussels, in the next screen, the local time and UTC time were equal, which is impossible in this timezone. Reported as Mandriva bug #36522

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