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Old 08-15-2004, 03:01 PM   #1
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Are these CDs the same???


Ok, I ordered Mandrake 9.1 from www.cheapbytes.com and the install CD#1 is labeled as Mandrake Linux 9.1.


My friend (who I talked into ordering Mandrake 9.1), he ordered it from the LinuxCentral website. And the installation CD is labeled as (Mandrake version 9.1 X86).

My friend is wondering if its the same thing as my set of CDs????

Does the (X86) mean any difference on what I have???

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Old 08-15-2004, 03:05 PM   #2
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Both cheap and central just sell you labeled
downloadable iso's (to the best of my knowledge),
so they may well look different or be labeled differently.

To be sure you have the same you could rip an
iso of the CD, and then md5sum it and compare that
with his results.

Btw, why in the world MDK 9.1 when there was 9.2
or 10 available? :)

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Old 08-15-2004, 03:09 PM   #3
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What does X86 mean?
 
Old 08-15-2004, 03:11 PM   #4
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Intel-chips as opposed to PowerMac or Alpha

Btw, why in the world MDK 9.1 when there was 9.2
or 10 available? :)

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Old 08-15-2004, 03:16 PM   #5
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Honest answer??

Because the MDK 10 has 6 CDs instead of 3. I do not need all those extra packages. I only use it for Internet, and only for basic use. Thats it.

I only will use OpenOffice and Internet. Only the basic stuff. Im pretty happy with 9.1. It fits my needs. But,, maybe I will upgrade down the road.

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Old 08-15-2004, 03:30 PM   #6
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9.2 would have had 3 CD's as well ... I'm sorry,
just very biased towards that particular release.

Saw nothing but trouble with several of my mates
who run MDK ... they all were much happier with 9.2.


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Old 08-15-2004, 03:35 PM   #7
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is there a huge difference between 9.1 9.2 and 10?

I cant find it on the Mandrake Store. Is this it??? Im looking for MDK 9.2

http://store.mandrakesoft.com/produc...93a843b887ba1b

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Old 08-15-2004, 04:02 PM   #8
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Ok, I willl order Mandrake 10.0. for my computer thats being built in Europe. For now, I will use 9.1.


But one question, does Mandrake 10 include the KPPP Dialer????
 
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freak: yes it does include the kppp dialer

Tink: I had LOADS of problems with 9.2 when i upgraded form 9.1
then went 10.0 and havent had a single complaint since.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 05:19 PM   #10
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I have a questions regarding mandrake 10. I will be downloading the isos from www.linuxiso.org and they only have three cds to download. Unixfreak mentioned that mandrake 10 has 6cds, why the difference. Also, would i be able to install the isos in an AMD box. (AMD 900MHZ). Im little confused with i386 and i586 architecture. Can someone explain the difference? thanks in advance
 
Old 08-15-2004, 05:29 PM   #11
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I will be ordering Mandrake 10.0. Just incase I change my mind. Whats the difference between MDK 9.1 and 10???

Secondly,

Which CD among the 4 in Mandrake 10.0 contains the KPPP Package??? In 9.1 its the 3. But what about the 10.0?

Is there a difference between the Mandrake 9.1 and Mandrake 9.1 (X86)???

Thats all I want to know for now. For now, Im trying to find out whats the difference between MDK 9.1 (x86) and MDK 9.1.

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Old 08-15-2004, 06:38 PM   #12
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Thats all I want to know for now. For now, Im trying to find out whats the difference between MDK 9.1 (x86) and MDK 9.1.
Nothing. x86 is just an abbreviation for Intel CPUs. If it was labeled PPC, SPARC or Alpha then I might consider contacting where ever you ordered the CDs from.

snakeo2
The download version is 3 CDs and the boxed set that you purchase has 6 CDs. http://www.mandrakesoft.com/products/10/comparison

No problems with an AMD CPU. There is lots of info on the web on Intel architecture but in a nutshell:
i286 - 80286 CPU
i386 - 80386
i486 - 80486
i586 - Pentium
i686 - Pemtium w/ mmx
Intel's CPU instruction set is downward compatable i.e. what is compilied for a i386 will work for 486, 586 etc. but a kernel compiled for a i586 will not work on a 80486 CPU. MDK's default kernel is compiled for a i586 but you could recompile to optimize it for the AMD

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Old 08-15-2004, 10:58 PM   #13
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So just to confirm, Mandrake 9.1 on the other CDs that I have and Mandrake 9.1 (x86) what my friend has is the same thing, right???

So theres no difference, right????

If its the same thing, then how come the CDs what I have is NOT labeled (X86)???

This would be very very important information to know for me and my friend.

Thank You



















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Old 08-16-2004, 01:18 AM   #14
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Nothing. x86 is just an abbreviation for Intel CPUs. If it was labeled PPC, SPARC or Alpha then I might consider contacting where ever you ordered the CDs from. )

Just to confirm. So its the same CD what me and my friend has???


If its the same thing, then how come the CDs what I have is NOT labeled (X86)???
 
Old 08-16-2004, 06:03 AM   #15
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man how many times people must tell you YES!! its the same motherfu****** thing, your cds and your friend's cds is the same thing WHY? because thats the life, your cds arent labeled with x86
try with your friend's cds
 
  


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