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September 02, 2008 — BarryK
4.1alpha7 has ntfs-3g (NTFS filesystem driver) version 1.2812, however there is still an older version in the initial ramdisk (well, not that old, it was upgraded in April this year). I have now upgraded the static 'ntfs-3g' driver in the initial ramdisk to version 1.2812. This will have an effect if you are booting from NTFS or have a pup_save in an NTFS partition.

I'll post the following to the forum 4.1alpha7 bugs thread also:

eprv has reported difficulty with the 'xfs' filesystem and Pmount. I have looked through Pmount theoretically, cannot see any problem. It seems that gtkdialog3 has a problem. eprv, you need to send me the content of /tmp/pmountdlg.txt_${MYPID}, where ${MYPID} will be some number. You could gzip it and post it to the forum.

zygo, reporting on PupDial, wrote this:
Once I enter the isp settings it also needs chap-secrets & pap-secrets setting to make ppp last more than a second.
What does that mean?

zigbert has reported a strange problem:
The CD must be ejected and reloaded before before mounting shows recent burnt datas.
There is a problem, or so it seems, with old information being retained when it should have upated. You have done an 'eject'. However, after burning, and before mounting the drive, use 'dd' to read from the drive -- that might force the directory/file information to update:
# wodim ....stuff...

# dd if=/dev/sr0 of=/dev/null bs=1024 count=1
# mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr0 /mnt/sr0


zygo's report:
Username: dogle
Some outback PSTN systems need more time to act, and it is necessary to make the dialup more patient to avoid baffling erroneous failure messages. More detail

Global Puppy!
Username: spuch
"please, :happy:

chap & pap
Username: zygo
"Barry, I think it's the same problem that I reported and Jnoble fixed in Dingo 392 here. "Thanks Jnoble. I checked /etc/ppp/chap-secrets in 301 and found they contained the literal username and password separated by a 3 character sequence (tab, asterix and tab) followed by a blank line." Dialup lasts in a7 if I make the 2 files as I described. dogle, I think that's a different problem. My modem connects but, I think, ppp can't authenticate because it looks in 2 blank files for username and password.

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