From: Brian Scanlan (singer at domain redbrick.dcu.ie)
Date: Thu 23 Sep 1999 - 13:12:46 IST
On Thu, Sep 23, 1999 at 12:31:13PM +0100, John P . Looney wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 23, 1999 at 12:13:06PM +0100, Dermot Hanley mentioned:
> > > I dunno - the DCU netsoc have been running it for years, and for a
> > > multiuser OS, it rocks.
> > Except for it's device driver support for PC devices, such as (oh let me
> > see now) network cards (such as the Intel Pro/100 card) which result in
> > the box just dropping off the network for no obvious reason. :P
> And the motherboard changing debacle. Let's not for get that one.
And Sun patches troubles. Sometimes, after following the intructions
correctly with the recent kernel patch (without it, incidentally,
means instant root on Sparc if stack execution ain't turned off (the
default..), and if certain binarys are chmodded executable..(I've not
heard of anybody getting the x86 hack to work. Tried a brute force
method to get it working, too, no luck..)), if you installed
it in multi-user mode (nothing wrong with that, according to the
Sun patch documentation) there's a *chance* that the postinstall
script won't run. Your machine is then unbootable into any user
mode, without install media. Very annoying.
Since then, after posting problem to sun-managers and
solarisonintel at domain egroups.com, I've received a good few "I've
got that problem too, how do I fix it?". Also ended up exchanging
mails with Casper Dik. Wow.
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