Re: New dirty tricks in Red Hat 5.x

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 10:40:19 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <gv0mmj$uda$>

Na Wed, 20 May 2009 18:47:32 +1000, Noons napisao:

> Thanks, Mladen. Good info.
> How's Ext4 coming along? They fixed the corruption stuff yet?

Noons, I am pissed off to no end! My son graduated and needed a new laptop for his new place of work. He needs Linux for some biological programs like UCSF Chimera and Coot which only work on Linux. It's a brand new HP 550 laptop, 2GB RAM, 3GHZ Intel, dual core, WiFi, DVD burner and everything that goes. I installed F10 but soon discovered that Intel wireless IWL3945 driver has a problem with Linux kernels older then 2.6.30rc4

I installed 2.6.30rc5, the latest kernel at the time, to bring the wireless card back to life. Unfortunately, F10 created Ext4 file system which got hopelessly corrupted by 2.6.30rc5. Now, I have to redo the entire installation from scratch. The / is hopelessly corrupted. I went too far with the bleeding edge.
Now, I downloaded Windows drivers for Intel Wireless 3945 and will use ndiswrapper. Do not use Ext4 just yet. I will wait a few months, something like 48 or 60 months, for the next attempt. I am also considering a duplicate installation on small 20GB partition, in order to be able to retrieve the data.

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