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Old 04-23-2004, 08:59 PM   #1
Mr Tickle
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How do I update mdk 9.1?


I've got a fresh install of mdk 9.1 I had an option to update at the end of the install but couldn't cos I needed a file to make my speedtouch usb modem to work.
Now I've sorted my net connection out I can't find how to update.

How?

Should I wait for mdk 10 official? (I've read about dual boot with xp problems, Is it true?)

Thanks in advance
 
Old 04-24-2004, 03:36 AM   #2
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I guess updating it would just be installing from the updates for Mandy 9.1. It wouldn't upgrade you to Mandy 10.
You can access the updates through the menu and/or through mcc.
 
Old 04-24-2004, 03:59 AM   #3
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mandrake 10 official is available.

you could get the disc's, then boot them. In theory, you should be offered the option of upgrading to 10 (whatever the codename is that mandrake have chosen) or doing a full install.

You could also change all the urpmi sources to the mandrake 10 ones at the easy urpmi (google for it, it's mega easy) but the number of packages would probably take as long to get as it would if you sent off for disc's.

When I had a speedtouch, I discovered "boxed set" disc's had the driver already configured i.e. I just had to give it my IP address info and off it went.

Hence, I've never looked back.

Erm, as I've got a dvdrom drive in my system, I usually get the dvd powerpack, with no instructions/paperwork - about 35 and worth every penny. As you've already done an istall, you know how easy it is.

regards

John
 
Old 04-24-2004, 06:29 AM   #4
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Hy! I think that the best would be to download now the Mandrake 10 (official now) version, and and boot the CDs. At the first screen select 'update', and the Setup will automatically detect your mandrake partition, but verify it, and than update it!
If you have luck it should work!
But that isn't guaranteed that in Mandrake 10 will be included the driver for your USB modem, so if isn't works you should try to download from your modems company's website the driver for linux. (or from some other place). And than read the installation notes, manuals, and try it! If it doesn't works just meet us in the forum!
GOOD LUCK!
 
Old 04-24-2004, 03:07 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, I realise i'd only be able to update the mdk 9.1 stuff. If mdk10 official is now out then I'll simply reformat and install that when I've downloaded it. I've not installed any apps yet, I've just been playing around trying to remember what I forgot from last time

Cheers

[EDIT] Been to linuxiso.org and I'm confused. Is that version 10 the official (final?) or CE version? I don't wanna d/l the wrong 1's

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Old 04-24-2004, 03:28 PM   #6
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www.linuxiso.org --> on that page Mandrake 10.00 it's not the final, it's only a pre-release of the Final version! But I think you could download that! I can't see why not??!
 
Old 04-25-2004, 04:47 AM   #7
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Mr Tickle,

The difference is that the CE is like a testing version, whereas the Official one is when they are satisfied that as many bug's as is practical, have been ironed out.

In theory, a fully updated CE, should be as complete as the Official one.

Your Q's about updating the distro though. The ones that I'm aware of that offer facilities like this, would be like debian and gentoo (there are probably others, but I haven't looked into them).

The downside, is that because they are "power distro's", they seem to favour doing a lot of the setup/config manually. This seems to mean that you need a fair bit of prior knowledge.

The mega advantage is that with debian, you can open a terminal, and as root issue a command like
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apt-get dist upgrade
or something like that, and it will download/install the very latest version available. You'd need to follow their descriptions of the differing versions, because to the novice, debian's stable/unstable/testing terms can seem a little un-nerving. It's not as scary as it might seem to the uninitiated. There's a bit more too it, but that's basically it.

Gentoo is similar (though in my opinion, is a little easier to install/setup). It can take a little longer to install, because it's based on source, as opposed to pre-compiled binaries (deb's for debian, rpm's for mandrake, fedora/redhat, SuSE, etc etc). But again you can just upgrade it with a single command in a terminal
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emerge -u world
again, there's a little more to it, but basically bingo, you've got the latest (actually I prefered gentoo, because I felt that the install instructions/guide was considerably easier to follow for a nugget like me!).

That said, I also maintain mandrake, because that's the first distro I managed to get on with, but gentoo is easier to manage.

good luck.

regards

John
 
  


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