LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-08-2005, 03:51 PM   #1
Jongi
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Debian Sid 32/64-bit, F10 32/64-bit
Posts: 1,070

Rep: Reputation: 45
What next?


I have the 3 10.1 Community ISO files plus a md5.asc file. I also have 3 Official 10.1 ISO files and a md5 file? What should I do now to use these to install Mandrake 10.1?

Can I just create CDs out of the ISO files using Nero or do I need to do something with the asc and md5 files? Do I need to include them on all CDs I create or just one? Help
 
Old 04-08-2005, 04:08 PM   #2
Tuttle
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Wellington, NZ
Distribution: mainly slackware
Posts: 1,289

Rep: Reputation: 52
The md5 sum is for verifying the image. In linux you run "md5sum /path/to/image-name.iso" and it will produce a number. If that number is the same as the one in the md5sum file, then all is ok.
Simply burn the disk using the .iso file with nero, usually (99/100) its md5sum passes anyway.
 
Old 04-08-2005, 04:40 PM   #3
Jongi
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Debian Sid 32/64-bit, F10 32/64-bit
Posts: 1,070

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 45
I don't have a current Linux install in place so I will need to do this through XP. Do the asc and md5 files need to be on any of the CDs created from the ISO files?
 
Old 04-08-2005, 05:14 PM   #4
Tuttle
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Wellington, NZ
Distribution: mainly slackware
Posts: 1,289

Rep: Reputation: 52
no, just burn the .iso as normal.
 
Old 04-09-2005, 02:32 AM   #5
Jongi
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Debian Sid 32/64-bit, F10 32/64-bit
Posts: 1,070

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 45
What's the difference between the Community Mandrake and the Official Mandrake? Which is preferable?
 
Old 04-09-2005, 03:07 AM   #6
bigjohn
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: UK .
Distribution: *buntu (usually Kubuntu)
Posts: 2,682
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 45
The community version is what was previously known as "cooker". Which was a testing/unstable release (alledgedly). I don't know if the actual "cooker" thing still exists, because when "they" made the changes, they made it so that "community" was more towards stable than cooker, then changed the name.

So at the moment, the initial release is "community", and then a couple of months down the line, when any possible snags have been "ironed out" to the satisfaction of mandrake (or mandriva as they're becoming), they then release "Official". Which, in theory, is stable. Well really, there'll probably always be a few minor bugs, but that's what the bug reporting system is for.

If you don't have much experience with linux, stick to the Official releases, if you don't mind too much, and what something that's likely to be more up to date, then community might be the way to go.

regards

John
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:58 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration