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Old 08-30-2004, 08:53 PM   #1
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Angry Help, I think I am in bad shape here!


I just talk to my friend and I mentioned to him that I have a computer in Europe that was built recently. Its an Intel P4 and etc....

I asked him if the Mandrake Linux CDs (which I purchased from Linuxcentral) would be able to work and install on that computer in Europe, and says he beleives it won't because of the international coding system or something like that.

Does this mean I could kiss Linux good bye?

I think I am screwed.

If that's the case then what are the options?
 
Old 08-30-2004, 09:02 PM   #2
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No, man. This is past. Go for mandrake. Its good.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 09:19 PM   #3
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bruno buys wrote:

No, man. This is past. Go for mandrake. Its good.

I am using Mandrake. I am trying to find out if these CDs will work with the computer in Europe.

I am praying for positive replies

And as a matter of fact, I have data backups on CD-Rs too. So its not just the Linux thing.

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Old 08-30-2004, 09:34 PM   #4
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The main differences will be the power, RFI standards, and modem. Think about it for a second. Mandrake Linux is a French company. They aren't going to produce a product that they themselves can't use. If the computer has a modem, it may not work in the states. If the video card also has a video output, it will be PAL or SECAM instead of NTSC video.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 10:01 PM   #5
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My main concern is that I would like to get these Linux CDs installed on that machine. The machine will have an external modem which came with the PC. Also, it will have a flat-panel monitor to make more desk space.

Even if I won't be able to connect to the net, I don't care. I am just wondering if it will accept the Linux installation.

So, am I basically screwed with Linux on that PC???

 
Old 08-30-2004, 10:10 PM   #6
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You're not screwed, friend. Guess I wasn't clear...?
Mandrake will install ok.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 10:20 PM   #7
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Ok, thanks. i guess my friend scared me that he told me the Linux CDs (plus my backed up CD-Rs) will not work because of some kind of coding issue or something.

But I will take your word for it.

But ARE you sure about this???
 
Old 08-30-2004, 10:40 PM   #8
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Well, by "international coding issue" I understood some kind of keyboard/chars display problems. But you can specify what problem is this.

If is that so, you can rest safe. These problems no longer bother anybody. You can select any kind of keyb config during setup, along with keyb layout.

People here at LQ have been using Mandrake in every corner of this little planet. No internationalization issue has been reported so far.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 11:30 PM   #9
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But ARE you sure about this???
I missing the problem.

Ok, lets say you hypothetically try to install mandrake in this situation and it doesn't work, what have you lost? Maybe the 30 minutes of your life during install time? Time you could have spent blankly staring into space?

It not like, your computer will read the offending disk. And then because it can't install the software, flash "F U" on the screen and burst into flames.

Or am I missing something?

After all, you prolly have spent more time on here trying to get people to reassure you then you would have if you just thrust the disks in, ran the install.

Just like I could have been surfing for porn instead of commenting on this thread...
 
Old 08-31-2004, 12:28 AM   #10
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I can't try the disk because I am not there yet. It's impossible. I want to just prepare myself with this.

Just to confirm, yes or no? Will these install CDs work with the PC that was built in Europe?
 
Old 08-31-2004, 12:47 AM   #11
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Yes it will, go for it, come back when you encounter any problems.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 01:00 AM   #12
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Demonbane wrote:

Yes it will, go for it, come back when you encounter any problems.

I hope your right about this. So it will work, right??
 
Old 08-31-2004, 01:45 AM   #13
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unixfreak -- you cannot expect people to be able to predict the future. Things will probably work out fine with those disks. If not, you can just download the ISO's for free and reinstall. It's OK, seriously. -- J.W.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 11:42 AM   #14
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If not, you can just download the ISO's for free and reinstall.


Well...... I will have dial-up there so that would probably take me for ever to download. But If I have to, I'll wait it out.

And what are the chances that these CDs will work on that machine?

Last edited by unixfreak; 08-31-2004 at 11:44 AM.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 11:56 AM   #15
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No, man. This is past. Go for mandrake. Its good.
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Originally posted by bruno buys
You're not screwed, friend. Guess I wasn't clear...?
Mandrake will install ok.
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Originally posted by Demonbane
Yes it will, go for it, come back when you encounter any problems.
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Things will probably work out fine with those disks. -- J.W.
Good god man, is this not enough absolution?
 
  


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