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Old 11-05-2004, 08:09 AM   #1
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Help install mandrake -which link to d/l?


I'm switching to Linux for the first time (sick and tired of windows). I want to switch to Mandrake and have been to their site. It's confused me beacuse of all the download links they have (iso? images? ect) I'd like the latest version of the Mandrake operating system, could someone point out which link it is?

I've formatted the hard drive on the comp im gonna install it on and would like to know if it is as simple as downloading it, putting it onto disk and useing it as a boot disk on the computer you want it installed on?




Edit: It is free right?

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Old 11-05-2004, 08:56 AM   #2
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I've been looking at the site some more and still can't figure it out. I've also seen some prices listed which is a bit off-puting

I'd just like a free MandrakeLinux OS and to know which link to d/l and wether or not the file should be burnt to disk.

Anyone?
 
Old 11-05-2004, 09:36 AM   #3
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Right, If I download the three cd's and other file from this...

ftp://ftp.sunsite.org.uk/package/man.../iso/10.0/i586

...for the official 10 release, Is that all I need? and what's the other file for? Also, do I have to join the mandrake club?

Please help, time is a factor.

Edit: Also, the file size of the cds are 728,563,712, that wont fit on a 700mb disk will it?

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Old 11-05-2004, 10:04 AM   #4
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just go here: http://www.linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=29 and download the three mandrake 10.0 official iso's. hope you know how to burn it to a cd. the size in bytes is always bigger than in mb because you divide it by 1024 and then again by 1024 (1024 b=1 kb, 1024 kb=1mb). and yes it is free. join the mandrakeclub for extra support and apps.

oh yeah if you're pressed for time don't start with linux
 
Old 11-05-2004, 10:20 AM   #5
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To burn an ISO file, you must select "burn disc image" or "burn image compilation" in your appropriate burning application.
One ISO per CD-R.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 10:29 AM   #6
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Thanks TiMiN8R, just noticed your post

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Old 11-05-2004, 10:30 AM   #7
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Thanks TiMiN8R
,wes, what do I do with the other file? the md5.asc?
 
Old 11-05-2004, 10:38 AM   #8
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Hmm I don't know
Hopefully someone else can shed some light on where the md5.asc file needs to be burned.
I'm running SUSE 9.0 and all I had to do was burn ISO files to CD-Rs and then boot from the CD-R to install.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 08:52 PM   #9
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the "other" file is the list of MD5 Sums for the 3 iso files. MD5 sums let you check the file to make sure they are not corupt or tampered with in linux use md5sum filename.iso. If your still running Win you can download a copy of MD5 for windows for free.

PS: It would be a good idea to check them out b4 burning.
 
  


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