I installed RC1.7 on my Celeron desktop today. The floppy drive was recognized (it wasn't in RC1.3), so I was able to put LILO on a floppy. My SCSI scanner is working. nfs home network set up easily and is working well. On that computer the "mount other partitions" part of the installation did not see my FAT32 Windows drives. It saw only the NTFS drives. Mounting them with VASM after the installation was complete worked fine and the file systems for all the Windows partitions were correctly identified. On my laptop, the "mount other partitions" part of the installation did see my FAT32 Windows drive.
I detest xterm. I haven't experienced problems with XFce's Terminal, so I put that back as the default terminal and modified the Launcher to start Terminal instead of xterm. The computer has an ATI Radeon 9200 video card and I tried having VASM create the ATI proprietary driver, but it reported an error. I'm using the open-source radeon driver and it's working fine. When 5.9 goes gold, I may try installing the ATI driver from ATI's Web site.
Audacious can't play MP3s. Is it unable or is mine not working right? I installed RealPlayer and it is playing MP3s without difficulty, as is MPlayer.
I hope to install printers tomorrow. Will also test removable drives and gslapt, if I have time.
So far so good on two computers. I'd like to try installing on my newer Athlon 64 desktop replacing my wonderful 5.8 Standard, but with American Thanksgiving this Thursday, I may not have time.