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Old 08-18-2006, 06:36 AM   #31
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Thanks Dexter11, I'll be keeping an eye out for it
 
Old 08-19-2006, 12:42 PM   #32
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Talking

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Originally Posted by tytower
Quite frankly you are too patient spend $12 or so and get a magazine with a free distro DVD and save the hassle
Too late :-) I got it properly downloaded, checksum ok, burned, and everything seemed to install textbook-style on Thursday night. Hurrah for bitlord! (over azureous) as I was getting speeds of up to 90KB/s that I never ever approached through the other file-sharing program. There seem to be a few glitches that others have also experienced (kdebase-kcontrol-nsplugins = 1:3.4.2-55 & kdebase-progs = 1:3.4.2-55mdk) but I was able to get my sound redirected from the mike to the proper onboard sound (playing cd's and mp3's), the samba shares for my son's pc on my network are working, etc.

Now just to figure out how to get those missing pieces (installer has a few probs, too, as even after the 365 updates that downloaded fine, its not recognizing my dvd media properly anymore)...

Besides, the first thing I did was buy a $60 Linux Bible with tons of free/livecd's over 2 weeks ago, and more cd-rw's, and some hassle that resulted in a free mandrivaclub membership for a month, so I wasn't willing to spend any more $ on a mag that wouldn't have the proprietary nvidia and other commercial drivers like the club's does.

Success sure does smell sweeter...
 
Old 08-19-2006, 07:01 PM   #33
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Smile Congrats

Hey, That's great. Persistance pays off!

I hope you enjoy the ride.

Cheers!
 
Old 08-29-2006, 04:50 PM   #34
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I read some of this, and not sure if you're still having trouble here with mandriva loading up.

I remember doing this myself, even my dad had this issue.

You are getting the right 32bit or 64 bit right? I know this was an issue with mandrake. I had a 64 bit processor, and it wouldn't load. It just had the num lock light and something else i think flashing, and it wouldn't get past the first screen.

sorry if this wasn't of any help.
 
Old 08-30-2006, 07:37 AM   #35
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Najito911,
I suspect the DVD disc was not burnt well.
I just had my MDK 10.2 burnt on 3 CD-RW, and installed with no problem. What I read on Internet is to burn the ISO to disc with slow speed.
What I am doing now is install MDK 10.2 on a removable 10GB HDD and 'play' with it before having important data in that system. Any thing wrong ? re-install ! I also have WindowsXP Pro
SP2 and Win98SE each on a separate HDD. All 3 removable and
independent.

My 2 cents : don't giave-up.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 01:54 PM   #36
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Arrow U instld OK yet? R U try Dual Boot w/ M$ O$ Win? Good Luck! I NO LIKE VISTA b2,5384

Naj, I haven't loaded ODIN (Mdv 07b2) yet on my DT, but for a time comparison Suse 10.1 just loaded completely; AMD FX60x2, Tyan S2865, w/ 2GB RAM on Seagate 160GB SATA, connected as 2nd SATA, 1st was MT, no IDE HDs, in ~30 min total, not counting my time to figure out what I changed. I say cause ODIN started very similar openSuse 10.1 on my LT (In sig-self built!)

ODIN DVD=Dual Architecture loads 32 or 64, depending on CPU, or user choice

DO you have partitions avail on the HD for install, along side your MS Win OS?
MS OS Win = XP pro or ?
Or is it an empty (MT) HD, or w/ an already NTFS formatted partition?
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SNPD I have a SATA WD 200 GB + Intel Core Duo
Others; Please C my thread in newbie about ODIN not allow new / root!

Last edited by digital8doug; 09-04-2006 at 05:00 PM. Reason: DOES the CORE UPDATES apply still w/ ODIN?? TY NoMoreR...M$ for info, btw I AGREE poor way to promote OPENsource. I DLd DVD in Suse I think. I tried Live year ago, Maybe not stare BLANK screen enough
 
Old 09-02-2006, 02:24 PM   #37
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Question R the CoreUpdates reqd B 4 loading the ODIN Dual Architecture DVD

NoMor... TY 4 link, where did U find info about this requirement?
ALL:Attempting load on DT, no luck, NOW I get media errors, but during burn Suse performed media check.
Looked @ DVD contents, MD5Sum in i586 folder, NONE in x86_64 folder. Read all Install, release .txt files I could. DVD is 2007 beta 2, but all .txt files. either folder are titled Mdv 2006 (???)
Q? Would i586 checksum work on a Dual Architecture DVD?
Install on DT started fine, had a formatting error, now DVD no load. Must find notes on complete statement displayed
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Originally Posted by NoMoreReinstallMS
SNPD The file you should get is named Mandriva-Linux-CoreUpdates-2006-CD.i586.iso, and of course it has a md5sum file and an idx file in the same directory. Cheers!
 
Old 09-03-2006, 07:52 AM   #38
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NoMor... TY 4 link, where did U find info about this requirement?
In their newsletter of all places. It really needs to be in a more prominent place -like the same location as the actual dvd - for Mandriva's market demographics (Linux newbies), cause who wants to read marketing-based-give-us-more-$ newsletters? Besides, let's say someone has bought a membership: the first thing they need to do is install, and this is a core piece of info they need to be able to do that.

I probably did a search for info about it to come across the tidbit in the newsletter; during my long search for answers as to why I couldn't install the bloody dvd by itself I saw the name, "Core Updates CD1' on their ftp server and was curious enough about something named like this to find out info about it. Whenever something is called 'core' it's logical to pay attention to it. I'd never have guess in a million years that it has to be installed first, though, it would also be logical to install the body of the OS first, then 'updates' immediately after.
 
Old 09-04-2006, 05:41 AM   #39
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hi, im gona to postpond this intalling linux issue until linux solve thier problems.
hope them best.
 
Old 09-04-2006, 05:48 AM   #40
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Najito911
I would not quit if I were you,
maybe try 2007 beta 3 (aka Tyr)
should be close to the final release
http://www.mandriva.com/en/linux/200...alinux2007beta

Perserverance is good with linux, and if you have
new equipment it is always more difficult to install

Courage...
 
Old 09-04-2006, 12:29 PM   #41
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Perserverance has always been one of my strongest assets but after spending 2 weeks building Windows and Linux installs, a work mate looked up late one night and said we all should be in some kind of mental hospital, we keep doing the same thing over and over for hours making micro changes and expecting different results.
That really got me to thinking, what's the relationship between programming and autism ?
 
Old 09-05-2006, 01:09 AM   #42
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That really got me to thinking, what's the relationship between programming and autism ?
do not know.
There is allegedly a relationship with parents being engineers.
Read me correctly, it is not the work itself that lead to autism in kids,
it is the propention to choose that work in the first place that is related to more case of of autism in future kids.
Anyway autism specialist say there is not such a corelation.
Todays on the news they said there was a corellation with father's age.

Quote:
we all should be in some kind of mental hospital
Agree with that. Normality is way overated.
Where do you fit in the autism spectrum?
Joke apart, this is a serious medical condition.

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we keep doing the same thing over and over for hours making micro changes and expecting different results
Here goes the linux question...
Either you are doing something wrong or your are exploring/toying/hobbying or are a perfectionist, whatever. Feel free to post a linux related question,
because it seems you posted to the wrong thread ;-)
 
Old 09-06-2006, 08:42 PM   #43
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Good decision Najito; Mandriva suks

I've been trying different versions of Mandriva 64 now for over 5 weeks, and while another said I was "too patient" I'm finally agreeing with him. It's been almost nonstop effort, as I am retired and can therefore obses over my pc like no tomorrow. Yes, I even tried the newest beta 3 (tyr) and it wouldn't install at all, no matter how many options I tried. The others (freecd and the club version Powerpack) installed (I lost count how many times I did it) but kept on falling apart after I tried to fix the problems that the original install had.

Yes, I should change my nic to NoMoreReinstallMandriva. They do need to get their act together, or they're going to lose the very market they're going for: the newbies. And while everyone agrees that 64-bit is difficult, there's really no excuse for some of bone-head errors the folks at Mandriva have pulled that defy even the most basic rules of logic. Perhaps they should think about gettign some sort of QA department. I found Texas Instruments a fabulous QA Project Manager with incredible credentials.

I'm sticking with ubuntu 64 bit for now; later I'll try gentoo, what with my hardware being so new & high-end.
 
Old 09-08-2006, 02:01 PM   #44
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Unhappy Unable to get Tyr, has DL been turned off? Tried BT 4.04 & new 4.2, fdm2.1

Have been unable to DownLoad Tyr, using Free Download Manager 2.1 (w FireFox) or w/ BitTorrent 4.04 (Or 4.2x) Has the new DL been turned OFF? I keep getting "Extended error", "550 Failed to open file", Pause 5 sec & repeats. Or a notice about password required. Have tried the USA sites FL, GA, PA, MI and the one in Canada.
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I'm sticking with ubuntu 64 bit for now; later I'll try gentoo, my hardware being so new & high-end.
Was able to DL Kubuntu 32 & 64 w/o any problems, FC5 32 & 64 are still I/P. Considering suse 10.2A4 {**} install from Inet just to see how it works!

Q Can Inet CD {**} be loaded from HD to start Inet install w/o actually burning a CD?
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Yes, I should change my nic to NoMoreReinstallMandriva. They do need to get their act together, or they're going to lose the very market they're going for: the newbies.
Tyr is still a b3 so maybe real newbies should avoid until a stable release of Mdv 2007, which should be soon. A & B release notes indicate these versions are more for developers. NMRM$ & I may have desire to experiment & try out stuff, but can run into many problems.

I have Odin DVD that appears to have media errors now (see #36 on 9-2 @ 15:24).The Dual Architecture DVD was burned on Ridata 8x DVD- in suse 10.1 and seemed to start installs OK until DrakX wizard would not work as I thought it should, unable to create new /. .
Q I looked @ .txt files on DVD using M$ Vista, Could that have screwed up (read only, NO write)?

QQ Never could find file link for the CoreUpdates CD 1 to burn, (not a mandriva club member) NMRM$, are U still using it for Tyr installs?
Quote:
Originally Posted by NoMoreReinstallMS
NMRM$ SNPD I've been trying different versions Mandriva 64 now for over 5 weeks, while another said I was "too patient" I'm finally agreeing with him. It's been almost nonstop effort, as I am retired and can therefore obses over my pc like no tomorrow. Yes, I even tried the newest beta 3 (tyr) and it wouldn't install at all, no matter how many options I tried.
Similar here w/ ODIN DVD!

Quote:
And while everyone agrees that 64-bit is difficult
Why is 64 bit so difficult?? I have done numerous 64bit xp Pro & Vista OK, just need to locate specific drivers, but may be a delay at first!
 
Old 10-16-2006, 09:18 AM   #45
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Dear All Friends,
I am also a newbie and installed Mandriva free 2006 (3 CDs) today i.e. 16/10/06 but it didn't work as GUI and stuck on the CUI after starting but still I don't worry becaz I know that U my friends has a solution for everything and Im really very much interested in Linux, but some where or other it lacks some software support like Corel, Pagemaker etc. for people like me. I don't know still that there are any softwares which can fulfill tasks like these which are fulfilled by the softwares in windows. I also have Knoppix Live DVD 5.1 and I really enjoy in experimenting Linux.

Thank U all Friends (beacuse I read all the post in the thread and got Moral Support)
 
  


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