Well, I have been using RH5.0 without problems since RH5.0 came out.
I run LILO and can boot to either Linux or Win95 on startup. Each OS has
its own hard disk.
I finally purchaced the RH5.1 CD set because:
- I needed to get fat32 support to read/write to my Win95 disk.
- I wanted the latest g++ and libraries for advanced code
development. The g++ compiler on RH5 was causing me
some problems (we do a lot of OOP and template stuff).
- General system upgrade/maintainence in one upgrade.
I just upgraded last night selecting the "Upgrade" option on the RH5.1
install program. The process went smoothly. My system successfully booted
up to RH5.1 "Manhatten".
Now, I have the following problems:
- I cannot mount any fat32 partitions.
After saying mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /Win95, the system will not
recognize the windoze partitions. I have tried leaving the filesystem
parameters out, or using just "fat" or "dos", nothing works.
- PPP no longer works.
I try to run my old scripts to dial-up and I get a message that the kernal
does not support PPP.
- My soundcard no longer works.
I reran the setup program -- it detects my soundcard, a Soundbaster 16, but
when it trys to play a sample sound, nothing happens.
Now, I figure that all the above are probably modules missing from my new
kernal. The Upgrade process never "asked" me about configuring PPP, sound,
or even other filesystems. I figured that it must have tried to copy my
old kernal options -- and it did not work?
Is there anything I can do short of manually recompiling my kernal or just
wiping my Linux system and reinstalling? Any advice is appreciated.