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Old 04-21-2004, 11:11 AM   #1
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Download Mandrake 10 Official


Mandrake 10 official is on the mirror sites from the mandrake website - but ISOs will not be posted until May. What do I download now from the mirror and how do I put it together to create cd disks - from Windows. So that I may install it. What goes on disk 1, 2, etc.?

Thanks for the help!

Robert
 
Old 04-21-2004, 11:42 AM   #2
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I think you're question is the same one Im trying to get answered. I hope someone replies soon.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 12:49 PM   #3
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How about a network install?

First, this is not a direct answer to your question. I am not going to help you determine which RPMs go on which CD -- not out of malice, but because I don't know.

Have you considered a network installation? If you have a high speed internet connection, you only need to download a floppy disk image file. Put this on a floppy disk and boot from it. You then specify which mirror you'll use and it will download the RPMs needed as you proceed.

Please note that this is a high level description, you should search this forum for more information about network installations and how to put the disk image onto the floppy (just doing a windows copy won't work). See also the mandrake installation instructions . (The links I've included point to the Mandrake mirror at ibiblio.org, modify to point to a different mirror if this is unavailable.)
 
Old 04-21-2004, 01:10 PM   #4
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If you choose to do the ftp install, you can get the network image from the Mandrake/images directory on the mirror, and you can get the tool to write the image to floppy in the Mandrake/dosutils directory on the mirror. The tool is named rawritewin.exe I think.

Or you can get the Mandrake 10 Community Download version, burn it to CD, install Mandrake, then Update with MandrakeUpdate to the current Mandrake 10.0 final. You will need to set up the repositories for the RPMS, RPMS2, and RPMS3 directories as well as the official/updates/RPMS directory.

HTH,
 
Old 04-29-2004, 03:36 PM   #5
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If you take a look inside the Mandrake/official/10.0/i586/images/ or something like that on a FTP mirror there is an iso file called boot.iso (8MB) I burned that to a CD-RW and am currently running a FTP install. Its quite easy just pick a mirror, boot off the CD, enter the info and let the installing begin. The CD seems much easier then floppies because it incorporates all the other floppy images, network, PCMCIA, etc... It auto detected everything and works great.

Good Luck,

Mctee155
 
Old 04-30-2004, 03:29 AM   #6
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Download the entire tree mandrake/official/10.0/i586. Now go to the misc directory and run the script MakeCD. That should create about 5 iso files.
 
Old 04-30-2004, 03:56 AM   #7
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This is dependent on you having a pretty fat broadband pipe...

Go to the FTP repository and download the entire Mandrake tree under /i586/. When I downloaded from a local mirror, I got everything belowthis link. That's over 5GB of stuff, so be careful!

You'll then have a local copy of the FTP tree on your machine: put it in a folder called $HOME/Mandrake10_Official or something. Do

cd $HOME/Mandrake10_Official/misc

and run mkcd. This will give you a directory called iso with about 7 ISO images in it. Then simply burn those to CD and you'll have the full Mandrake 10 Official distro.

If 7 or 8 CDs is too much to handle, you can also create an ISO image that you can burn to a single DVD. It's pretty easy to do with mkcd, just

mkcd --help | less

and read the docs.
 
Old 04-30-2004, 04:22 AM   #8
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or you could always become a club member and support your favourite distro :P
 
Old 04-30-2004, 10:05 PM   #9
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ya but you cant do that with windows...

i formated my linux drive and i dont feel like installing 9.2 just to have to upgrade or reinstall to 10.0

and what do you mean "full Mandrake 10 Official distro" ? it doesnt have all the powerpack stuff does it ??
 
Old 05-01-2004, 08:49 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by coalquay404
This is dependent on you having a pretty fat broadband pipe...
Thanks for posting the helpful information. However regarding the "broadband pipe" comment above, there are a few crazy people in the world with dialup who managed to download the whole thing at 56k believe it or not! I'm one of them. Okay, so I just downloaded the /RPMS/ directory and a few others which were required for an install and not RPMS2 & RPMS3 etc. but it still amounted to 1.7GB which is a LOT for dialup! heh. Makecd aside, I'm going to do a hdinstall.

Last edited by furfurdemon666; 05-01-2004 at 08:55 AM.
 
Old 05-01-2004, 12:54 PM   #11
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Ah, can you guys help me? When I try to use the FTP install, it says "Bad host name."

I don't need a host proxy or port, but the FTP install won't continue without it.
 
Old 05-01-2004, 02:15 PM   #12
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There is a torrent available for the 4 iso's with the md5. I don't know if posting a link to such things hereis appropriate. If you do want the torrent e-mail me.

questone@sbcglobal.net

Last edited by questone; 05-01-2004 at 02:17 PM.
 
Old 05-01-2004, 02:30 PM   #13
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Nah, it's ok,... I saw them over at suprnova, but I didn't want to dl and burn CDs,...

But thank ya'
 
Old 05-02-2004, 04:11 AM   #14
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run mkcd. This will give you a directory called iso with about 7 ISO images in it. Then simply burn those to CD and you'll have the full Mandrake 10 Official distro.

If 7 or 8 CDs is too much to handle, you can also create an ISO image that you can burn to a single DVD. It's pretty easy to do with mkcd, just

mkcd --help | less

and read the docs.




mkcd is a dos or linux program? The first ISO created is bootable or not?
 
Old 05-02-2004, 08:16 AM   #15
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My first hd install worked! Woo hoo! I just used boot.iso and booted off of it and told it to do a hard drive install and pointed it to "/" where the downloaded files were and that was it! Painless! Well, except for the 56k download. LOL!
 
  


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