I just tried out OpenSUSE after using Ubuntu and I have to say I love it except for one thing preventing me from using it - my three data storage disks are formatted in EXT4 (which an unpatched dvd install says it can’t mount).
My internet’s been throttled so I can’t download and install any of the updates until tomorrow (over 1GB worth) but I needed something to access my ext4 data so I took it off and put Ubuntu back for now.
If I was to install all of the upgrades and updates for OpenSUSE 11.1 would I be able to easily mount my ext4 partitions or won’t support for these disks be added until the next major release?
I don’t want a messy work-around, just proper native support for my disks.
Yes, you would, without any effort. At the moment 11.2 will be released, Factory will be ‘at the same point’.
After a Milestone install you simply add the Factory repos, by the time 11.2 is released you replace them by 11.2 repos.
It should be made clear that 11.2 is a development version, so don’t be surprised if not everything works as expected. At times it could be virtually unusable. (I stress Could: Experienced testers will likely know how to resolve such issues quickly - However that might not be the case for everyone)