[Techtalk] Mandrake 8.1 vs 8.2

Poppy sylph at cyber-dyne.com
Fri Aug 2 18:11:48 EST 2002

This is interesting... I've had a couple of power outages, and too many
"oh, this program crashed either X or Gnome or something, and I can't
recover b/c I can't get in to kill the program that was running" where I
wind up having to cycle the power. I'd heard that 8.2 was pickier about
hardware, and got the impression that it was less stable overall. Are
you not finding this to be the case? I might think about upgrading
(again! - I've gone from MDK 7.2 to 8.1 already this year) at some point
if ext3 recovers better from improper shutdowns.

Actually, truth be told, I'd rather figure out why it's crashing on me
and get that fixed... all I've been able to do is figure out what I can
predict will kill it, and just avoid doing that. Which means I can't
access my work email from home unless I boot into windows.


On Fri, 2002-08-02 at 09:48, Tabatha Persad wrote:
> Further to David's email, if you do end up deciding that Mandrake is the
> distro for you, you may want to consider a higher version.  I was very
> happily motoring along with Mandrake 8.1 not all that long ago, but 8.1
> only has ext2 filesystem.  What does this mean?  Well, every time I had
> an intermittent power outage (don't ask why, we don't know either, maybe
> there are squirrels in the transformers outside!), the Mandrake file
> system would have more difficulty recovering from the sudden restarts. 
> With the ext3 filesystem in 8.2, I don't have this problem anymore.  It
> had gotten to where I had to reinstall 8.1 a couple times because of the
> file system corruption.  Finally I went to 8.2, and now that doesn't
> happen (nor do I have to restart my network services due to the flaky
> nic, something got fixed in 8.2!).

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