Debian-Installer errata

Errata for Buster Alpha 5

This is a list of known problems in the Buster Alpha 5 release of the Debian Installer. If you do not see your problem listed here, please send us an installation report describing the problem.

GNOME may fail to start with some virtual machine setups
It was noticed during Stretch Alpha 4 image testing that GNOME might fail to start depending on the setup used for virtual machines. It seems using cirrus as an emulated video chip is fine.
Status: Being investigated.
Desktop installations may not work using CD#1 alone
Due to space constraints on the first CD, not all of the expected GNOME desktop packages fit on CD#1. For a successful installation, use extra package sources (e.g. a second CD or a network mirror) or use a DVD instead.
Status: It is unlikely more efforts can be made to fit more packages on CD#1.
Theme used in the installer
There's no Buster artwork yet, and the installer is still using the Stretch theme.
Status: The futurePrototype theme is being integrated and should be available in the release following Buster Alpha 5.
Buggy shortcuts in the nano editor
The nano version used inside Debian Installer doesn't advertise the same shortcuts as the regular nano package (on installed systems). In particular the suggestion to use C-s to Save seems to be a problem for people using the installer on a serial console (#915017).
Status: Being investigated.
Broken rendering for Gujarati
It was only discovered too late for the D-I Buster Alpha 4 release that rendering for the Gujarati language was broken, due to an issue with the needed fonts for this language (#911705).
Status: Fixed in Buster Alpha 5.