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Old 08-28-2003, 04:47 PM   #1
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Mandrake Installation ISO's


Here's a pretty easy question from from the uber-newbie:

I decided to give Mandrake 9.1 a shot over Red Hat 9.0. So I went to a mirror found on the Mandrake website, and downloaded some ISO's. However, I don't know which ones to use! I though there were only supposed to be three. The names of the ISO's are:

Mandrake91-cd1-ext.i586.iso

Mandrake91-cd1-i18n.i586.iso

Mandrake91-cd1-inst.i586.iso

Mandrake91-cd2-ext.i586.iso

Mandrake91-cd3-i18n.i586.iso

Do I need to burn them all onto CD's, and which ones do I need for installation? I don't want to screw it up

Oh yeah, strange thing, I have to disable Norton Internet Security EVERY single time I try to download a linux ISO, doesn't seem to matter the distro, it always thinks that it's a trojan call "Sokets de......." something or rather. Quite strange....

Thanks for assistance.......
 
Old 08-28-2003, 05:07 PM   #2
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Go to ftp://ftp.vat.tu-dresden.de/pub/Mandrake-iso/i586/

Then download the new 9.2!

in your cd witing app there should be a facility to burn an ISO image instead of a data disk. These will then be bootable CD's when burn.

Mandrake is on 3 CD download all three. Its a Good Distro!

Enjoy
 
Old 08-28-2003, 05:11 PM   #3
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Thanks Steve !! I'll go get 9.2 there and burn the ISO's. I use Easy CD Creator, worked for Red Hat....

Yeah, I dunno, Red Hat was OK, but i feel I should try some others out before settling on one . I've heard many good things about Mandrake...

EDIT: So, Steve, all i need to download is the three installation CD's? There are some other things in there are well.....

Last edited by J_Bone; 08-28-2003 at 05:13 PM.
 
Old 08-28-2003, 05:26 PM   #4
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You HAVE to use a writer that supports .iso images. Don't burn the iso as a regular file to the CD, that will be unusable. Burn the CD using the .iso, and when the CD is done, the files on the CD will be normal looking, there will be a bunch of files and directories as you'd expect.

If your CD-Writer doesn't support .iso's there are a few free burners you can find on the net.
 
Old 08-28-2003, 05:27 PM   #5
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Yeah, Easy CD Creator does that, burns ISO's.

Thanks Stevie
 
Old 08-28-2003, 05:41 PM   #6
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I think the list is as follows:

Installation CD 1 is the *-inst.i586.iso file
Installation CD 2 is the *-ext.i586.iso file
Installation CD 3 is the *-i18n.i586.iso file

I have no idea about that whole cd1, cd2, cd3 bit within the names, but just to be certain I'd say get *-cd1-inst.i586.iso, *-cd2-ext.i586.iso, and *-cd3-i18n.i586.iso. Seems to make the most sense to me anyway.



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Old 08-31-2003, 01:12 PM   #7
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hi - i dont mean to interupt, but if you buy the distribution you will be supporting the developers to work on Mandrake. I used to think that this issue did not matter to me. But it does now.

Mandrake is my favorite distribution. I've installed it hassle free on two pcs and a laptop.

If you buy it you would get several cds packed with brilliant applications. I will be old & grey before i can investigate all the programs in my system.

You will also save yourself the grief of downloading and burning cds. Things can go wrong this way.

Its relatively cheap to do this and i think the investment would be worth it. Just check out the prices at www.mandrake.com.

I think that linux is challenging enough once you get it up & running...do you really need the added challenge of installation problems?? - of course you don't!!
 
Old 08-31-2003, 01:40 PM   #8
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Gee neilcpp... get off your high buy-the-distro horse will ya??



Why not let people try different distro's out when they're just starting with Linux, and then when they decide on something they really like they can buy it. I bought RedHat 7.2 and Mandrake 9.0 when I first started out, and both ended up sucking. Then I tried a few others, and after that I discovered I like Slackware best. And so I bought it. Good solution no?

-zsejk
 
Old 08-31-2003, 02:30 PM   #9
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Sir, I live in a free country & im free to express my views. You may think that buying a distribution is unecessary - that appears to be what you are implying from your comments.

I happen to think otherwise & accordingly expressed that view. I have made a suggestion to assist others and no doubt others have the intelligence to evaluate for themselves whether it is helpful -

Your comments are unhelpful & frankly against the forum rules. This is not a place for laying into people with flame comments.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 02:39 PM   #10
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Err.. yes... so hence I placed the smiley (a WINKING smiley at that), to convey the non-negative meaning of my attempt at good-natured name-calling a little more clearly.



And furthermore... if you consider that a flame, I don't think you have seen true flaming yet.

But anyway....

Quote:
You may think that buying a distribution is unecessary - that appears to be what you are implying from your comments.
No, it is not. I am in fact implying that people try out different distributions first, and then buy the one they like.

-zsejk
 
Old 08-31-2003, 02:47 PM   #11
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....and i never want to see 'true flaming' either!!!
 
Old 08-31-2003, 03:22 PM   #12
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Heh



And I promise never to give it to you.



-zsejk
 
Old 08-31-2003, 07:49 PM   #13
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Mandrake91-cd1-inst.i586.iso <-- Installation CD (Recommended)

Mandrake91-cd2-ext.i586.iso <-- Extra Libs (optional)

Mandrake91-cd3-i18n.i586.iso <-- Fonts and more Libs (optional)

Make sure you use 700 megabyte CD disc and that your CD-R/W can record 700 megabyte CD disc properly. Also run the ISO through a md5sum program.

Why do first time LINUX people use Redhat or Mandrake?
Using for example Slackware, you have to make partitions and format the partitions. Next install each package manually. Distributions like Redhat or Mandrake made installing LINUX easier.

Mandrake 9.2 came out.
Here I'm using Mandrake 9.0. Oh well I'll wait until Mandrake 10. Though, I'm planning on using Slackware next summer or when kernel version 2.6 becomes stable.

BTW, why not donate some money to the distribution that you downloaded or will be downloading from.
 
  


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