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SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3 - Comments

Saturday 18th February 2006

Categories: Reviews, GNU/Linux, FLOSS

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11. Submitted by Mepislover, Wednesday 22nd February 2006

The password issue is simply incorrect - the fact is that Linux/Unix passwords and encription are historically limited to 8 characters - trying out the 'foobar1234' password reveals that attempting to log in with 'foobar' fails while 'foobar12' succeeds - as it is 8 characters long.

12. Submitted by Mike, free-bees.co.uk, Wednesday 22nd February 2006

In response to #11:

I just used a random phrase when I wrote the article... I've now updated it accordingly - thanks!

13. Submitted by Anonymous, Wednesday 22nd February 2006

You mention that Windows partitions appear in the Grub menu.

Are they mounted read/write or just read?

You can use Captive to mount them read/write on SuSE, see the website


<a href="http://linux.coconia.net/">http://linux.coconia.net/</a>

14. Submitted by Mike, free-bees.co.uk, Wednesday 22nd February 2006

In response to #13:

If you are referring to Kwikdisk, the utility that allows you to mount partitions quickly, I never tried it with Windows partitions - I had only other Linux partitions on that PC. Sorry for the confusion!

15. Submitted by Anonymous, Friday 24th February 2006

Hmmm... I saw a similar 8 character password length limit back in SuSE 9.0 _if_ the password hash method was set to DES. If it was set to Blowfish, the password limit was much longer. Could there be something similar in SimplyMEPIS?