OK I agree with Gavin to a certain extent. One should always avoid such
tools for learning purposes. But they do come in handy and are fine if one
knows the processes going on in the background.
Personally I have RH7.2 running for quite some time now, dual booted with
the wife's win2k box. The one and only issue I have had is with ext3 and the
bootloader - lilo.
One day I shut down win2k after a myriad of "security" patches were
installed, upon reboot, no bootloader! Bizarre as nothing was accessing the
Does the ilug BBC support ext3 now? Niall?
I had a pain fixing it as I couldn't find the rescue disk and have an old
I have another RH7.2 box (my one) with no doze sharing, and ext3. So far no
issues at all.
My 2 euros,
Can't say I use linuxconf myself or redhat for that matter and this is
starting to sound like something quite specific to RH7.2 so I think I'm no
longer in a position to help here.
The most rigorous thing to do probably is to look in the init scripts, see
where they point to and trace back through whatever subscripts where the
settings are coming from (ie what config files). That way you know you're
changing the right ones. The danger with linuxconf or any other config
tool is that you don't have to know what they're doing, so if they break
something or fail, you're in the manure business unless you know how to
edit them by hand.
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