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Old 01-02-2005, 07:25 PM   #1
Wakim
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Don't shoot me, CD-4 question


I am getting ready for my first try with Linux. I had bought a Fedora book and CD, but am now thinking about Mandrake. From what I read I can go ahead with the three ISO's and I'll be fine. I only ask because I have heard people say they have been asked for CD4. When I am installing, I assume there are options to select as to what software to install. Will some of what comes up be on the CD4 and if so will I be able to tell ahead of time? I guess if I am using the three CD version I would expect it to only offer the items on the three. I'm not looking for where to find an ISO, I just want to know what to expect when I install with three CD's. If there are certain options I should select or not select.

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Old 01-02-2005, 07:48 PM   #2
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BTW - I just realized I am downloading the community version, and there is an official version. Does this have any relevance to my other question?

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Old 01-02-2005, 08:15 PM   #3
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I would go with the 10.1 official version. Community is a prerelease of sorts, it allows the community to beta test as they prepare the official versions.

This link will explain all your questions and if you leaf through the 17 pages of it, you will see the whole installation in screenshots, so no suprises in your own installation.
http://www.linuxloader.com/modules.p...howpage&pid=18

cd4 is not needed, and it will simply ask if you do or don't have it later in the installation. As long as you say you don't have it, it will not be asking for it later.

Last edited by Lakota; 01-02-2005 at 08:20 PM.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 08:53 PM   #4
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Thanks. After finishing the the community download, I started the official download to have both. It got right to the end of the first ISO and then had an error. 550 or something, said I probably didn't have rights. That's OK. I'm gonna give it a whirl this week and play around with it. Thanks for that link. That's great stuff!
 
Old 01-02-2005, 09:17 PM   #5
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Your friend here is
http://distrowatch.com
So many distros to choose from. And personally, since it's Open Source we talk about, I prefer not to buy. There is no way to know if software is going to work, so it's a pity to waste money to smth you're not going to use. Try first, Is everything works perfect to your saticfaction then you can contribute to open sourse of your liking
 
  


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