Mandrake 9 lasted all of a day. It's gone now; replaced by Slackware 9. Superior in that it's tweakable and doesn't have wizards that conflict with other "wizards".
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Back to Mandrake 9 on my box. Sad really. It's been a headache from Red Hat 8 to Suse 8.1 to Mandrake 9. My small 8 gig harddrive with Rh8 bit the dust prompting a move to the 80 gig harddrive. Lacking the space to do a proper install, i installed Suse twice (Both times without a Bootdisk) to a partition lying 65 gigs in. Guess what? Lilo can't find anything that far out (nor GRUB). So I downloaded Drake 9 and installed it (having downloaded two FULL SUSE 8.1 == 5 gig the day before). Finally decided that booting off a floppy wasn't a proper way to run my box so I reinstalled to a new paritition. 30gig Ext3, 30gig fat32, 15gig Ext3. Ironically, the second install of drake on the new partition is working well. No network issues that the original setup creates and the automounter seems to be working better (it was not mounting or creating
At least Drake 9 has Rage128 TVOUT support built in. If i can just figure out what kernel options it is, then modify the kernel config to allow for v4l then I can use it to watch tv and capture and out to TV. The dream...
Finally put up a 2 node MOSIX cluster (C700 notebook and 1gig Ath). Had a little correspondence with Clump/OS lead Jean-David Marrow and he was very helpful in solving the issue (kernel patch options on RH machine were different than Clump's). It also helped to have the newest Clump which came out yesterday (5.4) with ping added (because of my suggestion
Me and petrovski went through the labour of installing 2.4.17 kernel on my rh7.2 box (Athlon 1 gig, 512mb sdr) and then patching the Mosix 1.5.7 patch. The result: one mosix server (minus X; yes yes - ATI card issue).
Downloaded MSTOP and MPS to check if it works and lists the node as active. Sounds good so far. Next of course is getting Clump OS to work on the Danish Laptop (Vega) and it seems to be a crazy combination of SVGALib and the nic... hard to say since even expert mode is screwy. Found a pretty resource to read up when I have the time... clustering . Props to pete for the help.
Wow. I just noticed the Journal option on the left navigation bar. It's been here all along and I feel daft for not noticing earlier (why did i just use the word daft? I'm not bloody British!).