Last night I decided to give Sabayon 4.1 a try and installed it on a partition of my hard drive that also hosts Ubuntu and Fedora. The install went on smoothly and the new system seemed very nice. Fine, I switched off the computer and give it a rest.
When I went back to Ubuntu I opened Firefox and I noticed that something was wrong. My bookmarks were still there but my profile seemed to miss something. The home page was now "www.sabayonlinux.org" and all my other home page tabs were lost! I opened Seamonkey and I got the same problem, home page as "www.sabayonlinux.org" and worse, I couldn't open my Mail, Seamonkey keeping on asking me to create a new account.
I went to see about Fedora on another partition and Firefox was also showing "www.sabayonlinux.org" as its home page. I do not share profiles on Firefox, I only have a big Home partition where I do store my homes of the different distros, using different user names.
What went wrong? Is Sabayon trying to interfere with other installs forcing all browsers around to have "www.sabayonlinux.org" as home page? Or is it a bug of the new file sytem ext4 that I'm using on Ubuntu, Fedora and Sabayon?
Whatever happened, I could get back my mail thanks to a backup. The culprit was the file "pref.js" that was completely messed up by ...who? Sabayon? ext4?
When I tried to get back to Sabayon, grub complained about an Error 13 and I could never get Sabayon started again. I don't think I will ever try this distro again.
It would be interesting to know if anyone else had these same problems.