[lug] RH Linux download

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Fri Oct 19 16:37:09 MDT 2001

On Wed, Oct 17, 2001 at 09:14:13AM -0600, Calvin Dodge wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2001 at 01:17:10AM -0600, Nate Duehr wrote:
> > How's it look?  Anything really useful or interesting added after 7.1?
> There are at least four things which I noticed:
> 1) grub is now the default bootloader (lilo is available)

> 2) ext3 partitions (ext2 plus journalling) can be created, and ext2 partitions can be converted to ext3 (no backup/reformat/restore required)
very nice.

> 3) the 2.4.9-0.5 kernel (a rawhide update - it appeared after "Roswell - Second Edition") knows how to talk to the Sis 735 IDE controller (hdparm -t shows about 33 megs/second)
new kernels are always good... I was mildly surprised with SuSE's 2.4.4
kernel finally seeing an old Takram Ultra-SCSI card that was just
sitting in my development machine doing nothing... :-)

> 4) Apparently python 2.2 will be the standard version (invoked with "python", rather than "python2")
ahh.. not a python-head/fan yet but I'm sure this will make a lot of
people happy.

> Calvin
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Nate Duehr <nate at natetech.com>

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