Two issues with 5.9 Gold
These are for an install on an Intel BX chipset Abit BX6r2 mb with a 700MHz P-III cpu and 512M ram. Near 10 years old and goes like a train - usually runs Mandrake 9.1 (from 2003).
The system has been fitted with a SATA PCI card and a large SATA disk, plus 2 old PATA drives.
VL 5.9G is on sda5 (with Mandrake 9.1 on hda1 and Wolvix 1.1.0 on sda1) but the system boots into VL 5.9G
1. Samba Issue
The box serves it's 3 HD's onto the local LAN. The fastest way to set that up was for me to make a symbolic link in the server user home dir to the machine's /mnt, where all the HD's are mounted.
I make sure Samba was configured to serve / follow sym links.
But the share Samba serves does not give this!
What happens is that the user home dir is shared, but following the link takes you to the LOCAL machines /mnt, not the /mnt on the server
I could not see the 3 remote HD's, just my local ones.
In retrospect – is this a security issue? After all, as a user I might not have permission to rummage around in /mnt on my local machine. But Samba lets me...
If this is a security issue, where is the fault? My local machine is using VL Soho 5.8.6. RC2
2. The same server – does not power-down. Seen this before on Slax builds on BX chipsets; Wolvix is the same. For some builds the BX does shutdown OK but AMD K6 boxes do not.
Anyhow, on this server halt / shutdown “works” - but the machine hangs with power-up at the point when all services, HDs etc are stopped and it should finally turn itself off. No error messages on screen.
Is there a boot-flag which will cause Intel BX chipset machines to shut-down properly?