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Old 03-17-2004, 04:17 PM   #1
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Question Upgrade vs. clean install of Mandrake 10?


I currently have 9.2 installed, and am wondering if it would be a good idea to upgrade to version 10 or to completely format and reinstall to the new version.

And when the 10 'final' is released, should the same option be done: upgrade vs. clean install?
 
Old 03-17-2004, 04:22 PM   #2
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I guess I should have asked another question.

10 Community is out now....and 10 final will released in May, I have heard.

When the final version is released, will all of those users with 10 Community have to reinstall 10 Final, or will it be available in Drake Update?

I don't want to waste anymore cd's...so should I just wait for the Final to be released, or go ahead and install 10 Comunity and will there be an option to UPGRADE via the Mandrake update?
 
Old 03-17-2004, 04:49 PM   #3
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10 Community is different from 10 Official (or whatever they are calling it) in that the Official version will have all the updates installed already, but those updates will be available through Mandrake Update for 10 Community users (as I understand it). So you might as well go ahead and install 10 Community now, and I would go with a clean install (format and and install).

Anyone else with any on the install thing? (I was/am a windoze user and a clean install is always better than an upgrade in that world...)
 
Old 03-17-2004, 04:58 PM   #4
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I'm a newbie but I think you can just aswell upgrade (it's not windows you now ). That way you won't have to reinstall all your stuff and backup your files.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 05:37 PM   #5
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The answer to that question is............................usually.

A clean install is best, but if you go ahead and do that from community to official, after you have been updating all along, you're wasting your time. I'll give you an example, from my own install:

I DID do a clean install from 9.1 to 10 (for other reasons - follow my past posts, you'll see I like to play...) The version of 10 I started with was 10.0Beta2. I found a cooker source and updated through it. As the weeks went by, I noticed my system changed from being beta2 to RC1 to Community (before the 'official' release date, BTW). I really messed things up with another install (other OS, guess which) which caused me enough grief, I just reinstalled everything (using the fresh 10 community disks I just got). My system was more prepared before I used the disks.

So the root of the story is that you can upgrade and stop burning disks. An updated system is the same as what's released on disk in the end.

As far as upgrading from 9.2 to 10, you wil likely get away with it, but because of the vast differences between the way KDE 3.1 and 3.2 are presented and the huge differences in the 2.4 and 2.6 kernel, you're likely better off this time with a fresh install of 10 (regardless of which stage you get). If you have USB mouse or keyboard, use RC1 or later so that they will work during the install
 
Old 03-17-2004, 06:08 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reply.

So I guess I'll do a clean install of Mandrake 10 Community, and after all the updates and packages are installed, in the end it will 'become' 10 Official?

I just want to make sure.

Mandrake 10 Community + updates = Mandrake 10 Official?
 
Old 03-17-2004, 06:32 PM   #7
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Yes.

Today I got Gaim working, FireFox installed, and bringing back some memories of a few months ago when I used Lycoris and Mandrake 9.2rc1... I didn't realize its the 2nd cd of Mandrake 10 that boots, so I put in the 1st CD and no boot. So I went ahead and reinstalled 9.2rc1 and well did alot of upgrading to say the least, lol. I probably have everything but the 2.6 kernal - and sound. And since I don't have sound, I might as well do a complete wipe and reload of Mandrake 10 as soon as this 3rd CD finishes downloading...

As to upgrading or fresh install, it all depends on your needs. If you dont want to make a back up of your important information - dont do a fresh install. If you want to start over with Mandrake - do a fresh install.
 
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I installed the RC 1 the day after the release, and some things are rather buggy...
I have tried to update, but it says that there's no availible updates for my version.
Was wondering if the Community ver. was more stable than RC 1 and do I have to reinstall to get it ?
 
Old 03-19-2004, 05:23 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by KjellviZ
I installed the RC 1 the day after the release, and some things are rather buggy...
I have tried to update, but it says that there's no availible updates for my version.
Was wondering if the Community ver. was more stable than RC 1 and do I have to reinstall to get it ?
Go to the Cooker page and check out cooker sources near you. If you update with those, you'll be on track with Community.
 
Old 03-19-2004, 06:03 AM   #10
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Ehhhhmmm...
Took a look at the Cooker webpage, and, being a TOTAL n00b, I got scared of all the things I had to do to get up n runnin with cooker...
 
Old 03-19-2004, 04:28 PM   #11
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If that intimidates you (I don't blame you. Its not a friendly looking page), judt wait until May when the boxed set is released. Your update sources will likely work better then.
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by KjellviZ
I installed the RC 1 the day after the release, and some things are rather buggy...
I have tried to update, but it says that there's no availible updates for my version.
Was wondering if the Community ver. was more stable than RC 1 and do I have to reinstall to get it ?
If you have the disks, you can upgrade, if you want. Its the first screen, remember.
 
  


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