[linux-dell-laptops] suspend and write problems with Mandrake 6.1
- Hi folks,
Have an I3500 with dual boot Mandrake 6.1 and Win98. I keep getting an
error message about not having set up the boot/suspend if the computer
was last in linux (it comes up after the DELL splash screen, just
before the boot manager). Have of course noticed a problem with
suspend (the computer just doesn't suspend in linux). The errors do
not occur if the computer was last booted in Win98 (and the suspend
works fine if in win98). Linux and its swap are on hda3 and hda4,
while Win drives (c:,d: and e:) are on hda1, hda5 and hda6, if that has
anything to do with anything.
A quick second question: I've loaded up my windows drives using the
fstab file. The Win drives are accessible for read and write as root,
but only as read as user. I've tried the chmod thing (666, 777) but
nada. Any other suggestions to try? I particularly need access to my
e: (hda6) since that is where all my data lies. Is it a conversion
thing? They're mounted as vfat if that's any help. It's becoming
quite a hindrance, as I would like to really start using linux a lot
more, but cannot!!
Thanks in advance for any advice!