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Old 01-29-2015, 12:36 AM   #1
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linux purchase on amazon, loaded 3 disc,s wont advance to upgrade, from 8.2 to 11.4


amazon purchase,8.2 linux os will not advance to upgrade from 8.2 to latest software upgrade, will not allow a donation,can only do a google search,on gnome. this is on a compaq desktop pro 3 intell processor, 80 gig hard drive, direct eithernet connection. being a newbe to linux ???? very confused, what do i have to do to upgrade to the latest linux upgrade os system. thanks, bigmoose
 
Old 01-29-2015, 12:50 AM   #2
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okay, I think we need a bit more clarity before any advice can be given:

first of all what exactly did you purchase from amazon and when?
do you currently have linux installed on your PC? If yes, what version are you running? 8.2 doesn't mean much

take your time and provide as much specific detail as you can

Cheers
 
Old 01-29-2015, 12:50 AM   #3
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??? They sell Linux on Amazon? When it's free everywhere else? Linux is packaged into "distros". There are folks that compile their own from scratch, but the vast majority of users start with a "distro". You must have 8.2 of some distro or another. Which distro is it? A jump from 8.2 of anything to 11.4 is quite a huge jump. Did you buy some horribly outdated distro off of Amazon?

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Old 01-29-2015, 08:56 AM   #4
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Did you buy an actual computer from Amazon or just a DVD disc?
 
Old 01-29-2015, 11:39 AM   #5
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Sticking "Linux 8.2" into Amazon's search just brings up a load of USB to network adapters and stuff. "Linux" on its own gets you books.

Was what you bought a Linux book with an accompanying CD? If so, What book and what distribution does the CD say it's running?

Play Bonny!

 
Old 01-29-2015, 11:44 AM   #6
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I'm guessing it's OpenSUSE, judging by the release numbers. See here:
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=suse
 
Old 01-29-2015, 12:03 PM   #7
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8.2 from 2003?
 
Old 01-29-2015, 12:09 PM   #8
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Yeah. Looks like it.
 
Old 01-29-2015, 02:03 PM   #9
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linux 8.2 os wont advance / upgrade:

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Originally Posted by timl View Post
okay, I think we need a bit more clarity before any advice can be given:

first of all what exactly did you purchase from amazon and when?
do you currently have linux installed on your PC? If yes, what version are you running? 8.2 doesn't mean much

take your time and provide as much specific detail as you can

Cheers
helo, i bought this 8.2 mandrake linux system about 8/9 months ago, the box with 3 disc,s : disc 1 has 8.2 cd 1 (x86) #01spp-8201,disc 2 has 8.2 #01spp-8202 installation cd 2-(x86) : disc, # 3 states commercial applications, 8.2 #01spp-8203

the isbn numbers are as follows isbn 1575956209-1 same # for disc/cd - 2) same for disc / cd -3 )

i don,t mean to act stupid ,but the the box and the cd-disc,s states mandrake linux standard edition 8.2 the bottom of the box there are more numbers, as follows, isbn #1-57595-620-9 ) also states the key to linux kde 2.2.2

i know from recent searching that the, linux os system goe,s to 11.4 all i was trying to do was to get away from the windows xp & m/s???

thanks , for all the response,s.
 
Old 01-29-2015, 02:13 PM   #10
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linux 8.2 no upgrade or update, bigmoose

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8.2 from 2003?
if this is in response to my thread, i have a first class, fcc radio telephone license, and a degree in microprocessors, therom, in addition to some r&d microwave multiplexing.& fiber optics control, ect: have a nice day, light bulb.
regards, bigmoose!
 
Old 01-29-2015, 02:18 PM   #11
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I'm afraid you may have been "had" as they say.
Mandrake no longer exists and has not for some time. There is a fork which I believe is still around but it will not be the same thing and there will be no upgrade path.
If you want to use Linux then I strongly suggest you either download something like Linux Mint or Ubuntu (google them) or, if you need to purchase discs for some reason, buy something like Slackware (which has a fairly steep learning curve but plenty of people to help on here).
 
Old 01-29-2015, 02:19 PM   #12
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helo, i bought this 8.2 mandrake linux system about 8/9 months ago, the box with 3 disc,s : disc 1 has 8.2 cd 1 (x86) #01spp-8201,disc 2 has 8.2 #01spp-8202 installation cd 2-(x86) : disc, # 3 states commercial applications, 8.2 #01spp-8203

the isbn numbers are as follows isbn 1575956209-1 same # for disc/cd - 2) same for disc / cd -3 )

i don,t mean to act stupid ,but the the box and the cd-disc,s states mandrake linux standard edition 8.2 the bottom of the box there are more numbers, as follows, isbn #1-57595-620-9 ) also states the key to linux kde 2.2.2

i know from recent searching that the, linux os system goe,s to 11.4 all i was trying to do was to get away from the windows xp & m/s???

thanks , for all the response,s.
Wow

Mandrake 8.2 is from 2002. KDE 2.2.2 confirms it according to distrowatch.com

Throw it in the trash, it's too old to be of any use to you. Do some research and pick a modern distro that suits your needs, download it from their site (for free), burn it to a CD/DVD/USB, and go from there.

I also don't know what this means:
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i know from recent searching that the, linux os system goe,s to 11.4
There is no such thing as Linux 8.2 or Linux 11.4. Linux is the kernel, it has version numbers ranging from 0 to 3.x. Various groups package the Linux kernel with a bunch of supporting packages into a distribution, and release that under their own name (Ubuntu, Mint, Mandrake/Mandriva, OpenSUSE, etc.) with their own version number. I have no idea what distribution you're referring to with a version number of 11.4, they all use their own numbering system.

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Old 01-29-2015, 02:21 PM   #13
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if this is in response to my thread, i have a first class, fcc radio telephone license, and a degree in microprocessors, therom, in addition to some r&d microwave multiplexing.& fiber optics control, ect: have a nice day, light bulb.
regards, bigmoose!
If you're referring to this bit:

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Don't you just hate it when sh*t labeled 'default' just "works"?
Do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs
That's his signature, it gets tacked on to every post he makes. It's not directed any anybody in particular and is intended to be a joke.
 
Old 01-29-2015, 03:10 PM   #14
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If you're referring to this bit:
That's his signature, it gets tacked on to every post he makes. It's not directed any anybody in particular and is intended to be a joke.
I thought it was "irony" given the nature of "what we do".
I meant no harm by it and it is certainly NOT directed at any sole individual.

It's the internet. loosen up people!
Now, where's David Letterman and my "Top 10 signs your network admin may be hacker"?
 
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:20 AM   #15
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helo, i bought this 8.2 mandrake linux system about 8/9 months ago, the box with 3 disc,s : disc 1 has 8.2 cd 1 (x86) #01spp-8201,disc 2 has 8.2 #01spp-8202 installation cd 2-(x86) : disc, # 3 states commercial applications, 8.2 #01spp-8203

the isbn numbers are as follows isbn 1575956209-1 same # for disc/cd - 2) same for disc / cd -3 ) i don,t mean to act stupid ,but the the box and the cd-disc,s states mandrake linux standard edition 8.2 the bottom of the box there are more numbers, as follows, isbn #1-57595-620-9 ) also states the key to linux kde 2.2.2

i know from recent searching that the, linux os system goe,s to 11.4 all i was trying to do was to get away from the windows xp & m/s???
thanks , for all the response,s.
You may be new to Linux, so saying "Linux OS systems goes to 11.4" is meaningless. SOME distros call them 11.4...openSUSE is up to 13.2, Fedora is 21, CentOS is 7, and Ubuntu is 14.04...so which "Linux OS system" are you talking about???

ANY version of Linux you want is free...there is absolutely no need to buy anything, and in your case, you need to demand your money back. You bought something that is so old, your chances of getting it to work on ANY recent system are slim at best. Download Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian, or any other version right from their websites, burn your own CD/DVD/USB stick, and go from there.
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if this is in response to my thread, i have a first class, fcc radio telephone license, and a degree in microprocessors, therom, in addition to some r&d microwave multiplexing.& fiber optics control, ect: have a nice day, light bulb.
We will be happy to help you, but it's probably best to avoid insulting people. Also, the things you've listed have absolutely ZERO bearing on Linux or any operating system at all.
 
  


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