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Old 02-12-2004, 02:14 AM   #1
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Question Should I upgrade to 9.2?

Hey everyone,

I'm glad to say that today I'm 100% free. (feels good).

Now I'm running Mandrake 9.1, should I upgrade to 9.2 or is it a waste of time? And if I do can I upgrade and not have to burn 3 cd's? Some way of doing it off the harddrive?
Thought I'd ask the people who know what there doing first.

Thanks for the help

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Old 02-12-2004, 03:19 AM   #2
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dunno how about mandrake but in debian there are some ways to install from network or harddrive. but you will need at least 1 CD for a fresh install.
to upgrade from 3.0 woody to sid or sarge version simply use a
apt-get dist-upgrade and you wont need CDs to upgrade to your new version :-)
(PS: i love debian)
Old 02-12-2004, 03:34 AM   #3
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A couple of points.

9.2 is just a slight update of 9.1 - nothing revolutionary.
10.0 will be out very soon (it's up to the second beta already) and is a leap - KDE 3.2 and a 2.6 kernel.

So, it's probably worth waiting for 10.0
If you don't want to, and don't want to download the 3 CDs for 9.2, there is another way. Basically, change your update medium in your Software Update from 9.1 repostories to 9.2 ones instead. When you run the next update, your whole system will be updated to a 9.2 system, but only the installed packages, so it takes a shorter time than d/loading the CDs.
Old 02-12-2004, 03:41 AM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I think I'll just stick with 9.1 for now.
Old 02-12-2004, 06:55 AM   #5
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Mandrake 10.0 seems very interesting from what I know and have already read about it.
I would also wait for a stable version of 10.0 io installing 9.2


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