[ltp] Enterprise Linux WS 3 vs. Fedora 0.95?
Brig C. McCoy
Mon, 03 Nov 2003 21:03:16 -0600
When my notice came today that RH 9 support dies 30 Apr 2004, I downloaded
and tried to play with the latest Fedora 0.95 (severn) beta on my TP 600x...
md5sums matched, but when I ran mediacheck it said two of the three discs
were bad. Damn, re-burned them. Fail again. Hmmm.
Dropped them into another computer (non-laptop), both discs pass mediacheck
Checked the release notes for Fedora 0.95 and noticed the very last kernel
note: "The laptop mode support present in previous test versions of Fedora
Core has been temporarily removed due to reports of data corruption on some
IDE disk drives. If the cause of this issue can be found (or laptop mode
cleared of any role in the corruption), it will be re-enabled in a
subsequent Fedora Core Test 3 update kernel."
Don't know if this is actually a reasonable cause, but the darn CD-ROM
drive's been reading everything else okay, and just read a 300MB file okay.
So, for now, the question becomes "Is anyone using RHELWS 3.0 on a TP?"
(I figure it's too much to hope for someone using it on a 600x. :)
IBM ThinkPad 600X (2645-4EU), running RedHat Linux 9
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