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Re: [SLE] SUSE 9.1 - BAH!
  • From: "Thom Nuzum" <linux@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 03:10:50 -0700 (PDT)
  • Message-id: <13559.>
sorry I could not get back to my thread having lost my mail and hard drive
and BAH! seemed as obscure as any.

> Thom Nuzum wrote:
>> I agree the 9.1 boot issue is a disaster.
>> I am finally up and running as you can see from various messages here:
>> After 4 days and a new hard drive as well as many cancelled
>> appointments.
>> Summary of pain:
>> 1. was not able to boot into windows
>> 2. Tried every single MBR recovery know to man.
>> 3. Tried to repair Windows.
>> 4. Had to format and start over.
>> 5. New hard drive changed to lilo.
>> 6. install missed many files
>> 7. reinstall
>> 8. reinstall
>> 9. Could not update linux partition not found.
>> 10. Yast tries to install updates on windows partition.
>> (sorry I'm getting some steam off my chest)
>> On Wednesday 19 May 2004 09:55, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>Geoff Horn wrote:
>>>>On Monday 17 May 2004 16:44, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>>>Sorry folks, but to me v9.1 is a damn waste of money, and a pain in
>>>>> the
>>>>>bum to boot.
>>>>>I was really looking forward to getting 9.1 but now am sorry I got it.
>>>>>The annoyances may be small (from those I found so far) but
>>>>> nevertheless
>>>>>they point out the lack of quality control of the product.
>>>>>Firtsly, v9.1 is NOT modem friendly. It may be OK for those using it
>>>>> on
>>>>>broadband - and those who wrote and tested it on broadband - but for
>>>>> me
>>>>>who is on a dialup modem v9.1 is totally useless.
>>>>>I've had a "soft" modem connected to my second machine (the one on
>>>>> which
>>>>>everything is tested before being applied on my main computer - this
>>>>>one, the one I'm typing this message on) for over 6 months and I've
>>>>> had
>>>>>no problems with it while running v9.0 was released. I even had no
>>>>>trouble with it when I installed the Mantel kernels of the 2.6.5+
>>>>>variety. But I install v9.1 and nothing works.
>>>>From 9.0 to 9.1 SuSE has apparently dropped the drivers for the
>>>>Intel-Ambient 536ep pci modem and the Logitech Quickcam. Neither of
>>>> these
>>>>is so old as to deserve it! I managed to download and compile the
>>>>sourceforge driver for the Quickcam, it installs and works fine. I've
>>>>failed to compile the 536ep source for the modem. Isn't it a backward
>>>>step for SuSE to drop support like this? There are few enough drivers
>>>> for
>>>>Linux as it is! Are there SuSE 9.1 drivers for these hiding somewhere
>>>>else than the DVDs?
>>>I could have included this in my original message but then it would have
>>>been too long and possibly with too much detail but- the internal modems
>>>I have use the Conexant chipset(s) so the drivers for them are available
>>>One of the modems is an HCF PCI modem. I've had it now for some 5 years
>>>and it performs faultlessly (outperforms some of the external modems
>>>I've owned/own). The other is el-cheapo HSF PCI modem (and this is the
>>>modem under discussion here) which I've been using without a hitch on
>>>SuSE 9.0 for some 7 months- until v9.1.
>>> actually have the new driver for it to suit the kernel in
>>>SuSE 9.1 but I don't know how Linuxant ever got it to work on 9.1
>>>because there is no way it will work here. And I have just re-installed
>>>9.1 again today just to re-check my earlier results.
>>>They also have the generic driver which you compile to suit the kernel
>>>you have installed but the same thing happens as with the pre-compiled
>>>driver: no entry in /dev is created for the modem and so the modem is
>>>not recognised.
>>>On v9.0 I was running kernel 2.6.5-73 and had absolutely no problems
>>>with the modem after compiling the generic driver for this kernel.
> :-)
> I started a thread re the modem and the tvtuner card plus one or 2 other
> things and nowhere do I, or anyone responding to me to this point,
> mention anything about boot problems and "lost" linux partitions. Now of
> course this thread is talking about HD geometry!
> So, to whose message were you replying? :-)
> I think this points out the problem with top-posting replies to messages.
> Cheers.
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