After installing 8.10 beta in vmware using guided partitioning it booted fine. so i thought i`d try it out on my laptop for real.
Installed using alternate x86 and used this partion scheme
/boot = 150MB
/ = 4.5 GB
swap = 1.1 GB
/rest = 40 GB
8.04 installs fine with this partitioning scheme btw..
installs ok then comes to boot for the first time and i get this.