ntfs-3g upgraded

I have upgraded the ntfs-3g package from 1.417 to 1.2412.

It has also been compiled statically with uClibc for inclusion in the initramfs. That's /bin/ntfs-3g.

A couple of scripts needed to be updated, /bin/mount and /init (in the initramfs).

This new driver can also wake up a hibernated ntfs partition, by deleting the hibernation file. I have activated this feature in the initramfs. If you have put your pup_save on it, then I reckon that you would want it to be brought out of hibernation. This affects some notebooks.

The thing is though, the hibernation saved info would be lost... is that really bad?

I tested on a relative's XP system. Works fine. Haven't tested the hibernation thing though.

Changing the subject, I found a bug in PupDial that can cause it to crash. Fixed.

Posted on 21 Apr 2008, 13:38


Comments:

Posted on 21 Apr 2008, 19:17 by coolpup
Other possible upgrades
Osmo
Puppy4b2 version, 0.1.6
Latest version, 0.2.0
http://clay.ll.pl/osmo/

NoteCase
Puppy4b2 version, 1.8.1
Latest version, 1.8.4
http://notecase.sourceforge.net/changelog.html

HomeBank
Puppy4b2 version, 3.5
Latest version, 3.8
http://homebank.free.fr/

Fotox
Puppy4b2 version, 36
Latest version, 41
http://kornelix.squarespace.com/download/

picpuz
Puppy4b2 version, 12
Latest version, 16
http://kornelix.squarespace.com/download/

Sylpheed
Puppy4b2 version, 2.4.7
Latest version, 2.4.8
http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/news.html

Gparted
Puppy4b2 version, 0.3.3
Latest version, 0.3.6
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

Geany
Puppy4b2 version, 0.12
Latest version, 0.14
http://geany.uvena.de/Documentation/ReleaseNotes

Leafpad
Puppy4b2 version, 0.8.12
Latest version, 0.8.14
http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad/


Posted on 21 Apr 2008, 19:22 by HairyWill
do not delete hibernation file
The thing is though, the hibernation saved info would be lost... is that really bad?

I think that has the potential to make somebody very unhappy, surely the hibernation file could contain unsaved data. I presume that without doing this it is impossible to boot a hibernated disk into anything other than windows. Surely it would be much safer to display a nice explanatory message and tell them to boot into windows or use a puppy CD to boot and then provide a utility to fix the problem if the user chooses.


Posted on 21 Apr 2008, 20:00 by Everitt
Deleting the hibernation file
I really wouldn't recomend just deleting this file, as HairyWill says it's very likely to loose people's data.
I would however like to see an option to delete the file and carry on using Puppy; personally I only really hibrnate Windows by mistake, and it's such a hastle to reboot and wait for it load.
Perhaps a message via curses in the initramfs, so as to preserve the option of loading a Pupsave, the other options being to reboot or mount the drive read only.


Posted on 21 Apr 2008, 20:00 by Everitt
Deleting the hibernation file
I really wouldn't recomend just deleting this file, as HairyWill says it's very likely to loose people's data.
I would however like to see an option to delete the file and carry on using Puppy; personally I only really hibrnate Windows by mistake, and it's such a hastle to reboot and wait for it load.
Perhaps a message via curses in the initramfs, so as to preserve the option of loading a Pupsave, the other options being to reboot or mount the drive read only.


Posted on 22 Apr 2008, 3:41 by inged
do not delete hibernation file
I daily put my XP on hibernation even several times along the day. It's such a hassle to me to start over again XP I have no found yet a complete replacement for all the WinXP applications I typically use, BTW I'm still student that explains the heavy reliance on WinXP.

I will pull my hairs out if I would lost the hibernation session, so many windows opens and so many stuff up, don't enjoy having to open everything several times a day.

I love Puppy for its responsiveness, for quick Internet surfing and because it's becoming so polished I'm still tweaking software on Wine and Vbox to make the jump to a portable and safe OS.


Posted on 22 Apr 2008, 7:27 by cthisbear
Hyberfil.sys
hibernation:

Each time I boot Puppy I delete
the hiberfil.sys and thepagefile.sys.
Never a problem.



Posted on 22 Apr 2008, 8:56 by jeffrey
Hibernation file should stay
I use Windows 98 a lot at home and hibernate daily so that I don't lose my place. (The windows on my laptop look as cluttered as my desk.) If I had a faster machine and XP I'd do the same. While I'm a keen Puppy user on my PC, and I quite like testing Puppy on my laptop, I can't easily do that because the hibernation file takes precedence over the CDROM at boot time for some reason. That's OK. But if Puppy were to delete the file I'd be quite cross. Booting Puppy on any machine should not cause a permanent affect to that machine without the user's agreement. I'd recommend that the default should be to leave the file unless the user really wants to blow it away. On some NTFS machines installing Puppy 2.14 has trashed the file system, which is fine because I was prepared for that but I'm still cautious about putting Puppy on to NTFS...


Posted on 22 Apr 2008, 10:18 by BarryK
Re: ntfs hibernation
Ok, I've disabled that feature!

Instead, at bootup if the ntfs partition is hibernated, there is just a message letting you know that it cannot be mounted.


Posted on 23 Apr 2008, 2:05 by kirk
PupDial
I don't know if you've fixed this already. Pupdial in beta2 doesn't work for me, keeps saying bad init string. Copied the one from Beta1. Now it works.

My init string is: AT$QCMDR=3




Posted on 7 May 2008, 18:41 by coolpup
NTFS-3G
The latest stable version is 1.2506, released on May 6, 2008.
http://www.ntfs-3g.org/

Major bugfixes. Upgrading is strongly recommended from all NTFS-3G releases.
http://freshmeat.net/projects/ntfs-3g/?branch_id=68583&release_id=277222



Posted on 5 Jun 2008, 16:40 by coolpup
NTFS-3G
The latest stable version is 1.2531, released on May 29, 2008.
http://www.ntfs-3g.org/