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Old 03-04-2004, 01:28 AM   #1
Salamandra
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Question Upgrading from 9.2 to 10. Is it safe?


Hi to everyone. I am currently using Mandrake 9.2 but recently I downloaded Mandrake10RC-1 from a ftp mirror and made an upgrade. BUT everything was a mess then.

I got no sounds, all the audio software (Xmms, Totem, etc) just freezed when trying to listen to some mp3 files and I got a crash using OpenOffice too. I had to even install my PS/2 wheel mouse manually (using MouseDrake) as Mandrake 10 couldn't properly configure it.

My winmodem (Intel HAM v.92) didn't work with this version neither.

As I was experimenting I decided to start again but this time I chose "Install". This time I got the Mandrake sound when loading KDE. BUT when trying to listen some mp3 files all the audio software crashed again and I couldn't hear the KDE music anymore.

The system recognized my mainboard sound card "ICH4 845G/GL Chipset AC'97 Audio Controller" but no sounds even when playing games...

I must say the this version works faster than 9.2. For example the Windows partitions load faster, the file listings load faster and the icons look better.

Probably because Mandrake 10 is still in beta stage all this is happening. I hope they fix it. Really.

So, I have a question: Does the "upgrade" option really works? For "upgrade" I understand that will improve a system, keeping the settings and hardware that is currently perfectly working.

I want to hear your comments please. Specially about the upgrade option when installing Mandrake.

Thank you very much.


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Old 03-04-2004, 06:04 AM   #2
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I have never been able to successfully "upgrade" Mandrake. The only time I got close was with a standard MDK9.0 install (no updates, no extra progs installed etc.) and the upgrade to MDK9.1 kind of worked, but a fresh install was required to make everything work ok.

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Old 03-04-2004, 10:13 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply Baldrik65!

So, what we are going to do is save our important files to another partition or burn it to CDs and install the new version.

I have to learn how to save my configuration files for Konqueror, Xmms and my other software. Well at least it will be useful for me to learn how to do that.

Thanks again.



Last edited by Salamandra; 03-04-2004 at 02:22 PM.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 05:16 AM   #4
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Just use the DrakBackup in the Mandrake Control Centre to backup your home directory. Most of the configuration files are kept there.

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