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Old 05-04-2004, 07:28 PM   #31
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Quote:
Originally posted by coalquay404
Well, the RPMS folder is about 2.8GB, RPMS2 is about 3.2GB, and RPMS3 is maybe 330MB, so perhaps I was being a bit conservative. You don't actually need anything other than RPMS in order to install; you can always point your sources manager to an FTP repository of the other directories anyway.

As to not having any control center, does typing

Code:
su -c 'drakconf &'
or

Code:
rpm -qa | grep drakconf
do anything for you?


The codes didn't do anything, just have to do some more searching to find a fix for the control center. Also during the install i didn't have a mouse either, and it's just a ps2 scroll mouse. I have another machine here i'll do install on it and see how it goes. i had a look at my files that i downloaded and i have the rpms folder but no rpms2 or rpms3, thats why must tree is smaller. So i'll take your advice and point it to a ftp reposttory somewhere for the others. when needed.
 
Old 05-04-2004, 10:00 PM   #32
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why go through all the trouble of downloading all the files individually from ftp, uncompressed... and then try to figure out how to make the CDs?!

just get one of the many Bittorrent clients, go to suprnova.org and search and download one of the compressed packages with the iso cd images! they even have the 5CD power pack of you want it...
 
Old 05-05-2004, 07:19 AM   #33
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Checked the site out. looks good but i've already downloaded enough now for the month, so i may as well use what i have. Plus anything else i need i can get at the markets on a weekend.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 08:25 AM   #34
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I finished the download
Now I need your help to make an ISO and burn it to a single DVD:
1) as I have not linux system for now can I launch mkcd from knoppix?
2) in the readme there is not the command to give the correct size of a DVD... can someone give me the correct parameters to create a DVD ISO ?

THANX
 
Old 05-06-2004, 04:56 PM   #35
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help!

I used knoppix to run makecd under conqueror but process stopped ad 34% (the hd had still 5 GB free) ...and was created an iso file of about 2,7GB not working !
what is wrong? I renamed the dir rpms.cooker (r2,80 GB 3.016.883.469 byte) rpms as someone sayd that was the same thing... what can I do? download all the rpms dir ?

Thanx for help
 
Old 05-06-2004, 05:10 PM   #36
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I'm trying to do the download-and-make-CDs option, but I can't figure out how to get into the FTP sites. I tried using gFTP and the console ftp program, but I keep getting asked for a username and password. How, exactly, do I go about copying the entire i586 directory onto my hd? Thanks.
 
Old 05-07-2004, 04:03 AM   #37
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I tried using gFTP and the console ftp program, but I keep getting asked for a username and password.
You use something called anonymous FTP. When asked for a username simply enter "anonymous" and then enter your email address as a password.
 
Old 05-07-2004, 07:38 AM   #38
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If I just wait until the Official is released to the public, can I somehoe upgrade automatically from within MDK 9.2?
 
Old 05-11-2004, 01:48 AM   #39
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How to make ISO images from download files

Okay guys, here's the deal. I downloaded the full official tree. It took about a day and it came in at over 5 gig. The full tree includes the usual mandrake, 3 gig of extra apps under contrib and 330meg of java apps under contrib/jpackage.

After downloading I have successfully created 4 versions including the Hard Drive Installation.

1) Hard Drive/Network/FTP Install (same thing)
2) 10 CD version including everything
3) 5 CD Version (use to be 4 CDs. This will eventually be the ISO download)
4) 2 DVD Version which includes everything int the 10 CD Version.

Additionally I have discovered that Mandrake is stressing everyone for no apparent reason. The much talked about 8 meg boot.iso file that is needed to be able to boot and chose your method of installation, is no different from the regular boot files that come on CD1 of any version.

The only thing you have to do is to edit the file "isolinux.cfg" in the isolinux folder. Inside the file, remove all instances of "automatic=method:cdrom" and save the file. Then create the images for whichever "version" of mdk10 that you choose. To create the different versions that I have listed above you have to do 2 things first:

1) edit the "hdlist" file in the "Mandrake/base" folder. In this file you will find a list of all the hdlist.cz files needed to build a particular version. Remove the 3 lines for "SRPM" files. Now depending on which version you want to create, the 10CD and the DVD versions will have 3 lines.
a) hdlist.cz Mandrake/RPMS Installation CD
b) hdlist2.cz Mandrake/RPMS2 Contrib CD
c) hdlist3.cz Mandrake/RPMS3 Jpackage.org
take note of the paths above. if you downloaded the whole tree like I did, you will have these folders. The RPMS folder is the standard 4 or 5 CD download version. The RPMS2 and RPMS3 folders aded to the RPMS folder make the 10CD and DVD version. So to make the 5CD version, remove the last two lines. Dont forget to backup the original "hdlists" file.

2) To make the 10 CD or 2 DVD version, use the "mkcd"command below. Use 716800000 discsize for the 10CD version and 4000000000 for the 2 DVD version. When the command finishes, the images will be in the directory you specified after the -t option.

To make the 5CD version, move the folders "RPMS2" and RPMS3" someplace safe and don't forget to remove the last two lines in the "hdlists" file as described above. The RPMS2 and RPMS3 folders are only links so it should take no time at all to move them. Then use 716800000 discsize and run the "mkcd" command. Don't forget to move the RPMS2 and RPMS3 folders back to their original location when you finish your 5CD images.

Also rememeber that you will need plenty of disc space if you wantto keep all the images for all version on your hard drive. I have the 10CD, 5CD, 2 DVD and the HD install files all on my hard rive and they take up 23GIG.

mkcd --discsize 716800000 -t ./5CD-Version -a -s ./hdinstall

--discsize is the size of the image you want to make in bytes. the above figure is for a 700M CD. I used 4000000000 (9 zeroes) to make 2 DVDs.

-t <path to where yu want to make the images>

-a means automatic creation based on the hdlist files and the downloaded directory structure. It keeps you from having to use many other ugly options on the command line.

-s <source directory of mdk10> this is the top fodler not thr RPM folder. This top folder will have the "Mandrake" folder in it.

I hope this info is useful for someone out there. If you have any questions, email me at linuxguru@operamail.com. I check my mail more than I check this forum.

enjoy
iomari
 
Old 05-11-2004, 06:20 PM   #40
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Thanks very much for everyone's help in this forum. I managed to make the 5 cd's but the ISO images are named "cooker". Is that what they are supposed to be named or did I download the cooker directory tree? Also, when installing, the installation screen still states Mandrake 10 Community. Here's where I downloaded from:

ftp://mirrors.secsup.org/pub/linux/m...cial/10.0/i586

I may be worrying about nothing but some reassurance would be appreciated.

Thanks! :-)
 
Old 05-11-2004, 06:55 PM   #41
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If you have 2 floppies, use dd the network boot image and the network drivers image, and ftp install from the server you got the images from.

On a cable modem connection the install took me 5 hours.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 06:09 AM   #42
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Hey guys!

I have just downloaded mandrake 10 installation 3Gb from the ftp.
But now i don't know how to build the ISOs. Please help me!
Code:
# ./MakeCD
perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
        LANGUAGE = "en_US:en",
        LC_ALL = (unset),
        LC_PAPER = "pt_BR",
        LC_ADDRESS = "pt_BR",
        LC_MONETARY = "pt_BR",
        LC_NUMERIC = "pt_BR",
        LC_TELEPHONE = "pt_BR",
        LC_MESSAGES = "en_US",
        LC_IDENTIFICATION = "pt_BR",
        LC_COLLATE = "en_US",
        LC_MEASUREMENT = "pt_BR",
        LC_CTYPE = "en_US",
        LC_TIME = "en_US",
        LC_NAME = "pt_BR",
        LANG = "en_US"
    are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
mkcd:

usage
            mkcd <options>
            mkcd Mandrakelinux Disc maker

            options:

                --addmd5 <iso file>
                        Add md5sum to iso header.
                --batch <discs list> <batch file>
                        batch mode to rebuilt discs from a previous session.
                --bugzilla
                        Use bugzilla as information source.
                --buildhdlist <rpms dir 1> <rpms dir 2> ... <rpms dir n>
                        Build hdlist.cz files for given directories.
                --check <dir 1> <dir 2> ... <dir n>
                        Check the hdlists, depslist and RPMS consistency.
                --checkdeps <RPMS dir 1> <RPMS dir 2> ... <RPMS dir n>
                        Check coherency of a set of directories.
                --checkrpmsrate <rpmsrate file> <rpms dir 1> <rpms dir 2> ... <rpms dir n>
                        List the package in the rpmsrate file and not in the given repositories
                --disc_building_tries <maximum number of iteration to build correct ISO size>
                        Set the number of iterations when trying to adjust ISO size
                --discsize <disc size in bytes>
                        Select a custom disc size (default 681000000).
                --getleaves <depslist file>
                        Getting leaves from a depslist.ordered file
                --listrpmsrate <rpmsrate file>
                        List the package in the rpmsrate file
                --nodeps
                        Do not include automatically dependencies of packages
                --noiso
                        Do not create iso images of the discs.
                --nolive
                        Do not create live image of the discs.
                --nosrc
                        Do not include sources
                --nosrcfit
                        Do not stop if sources discs are full
                --oem <root of disc 1> <root of disc 2> ... <root of disc n>
                        Build a OEM installation CD based on the given disc
                --pl <hdlist 1> <hdlist 2> ... <hdlist n>
                        Do a packdrake -l on the hdlists
                --printdiscsfiles <file>
                        Print the contains of each disc
                --update-rpmsrate <rpmsrate> <rpms directory 1> <rpms directory 2> ... <rpms directory n>
                        Add major to libraries in rpmsrate
                --use_optimize_space <number of disc building tries>
                        Use optimize_space algorythm
                --verbose <log level>
                        Print more messages (the higher the more, 5 is the higher)
                -K, --checkdisc <ISO mount point> <md5 file>
                        Check the disc.
                -P, --Publisher <publisher name>
                        Set the publisher name for ISO header publisher_id (128 char max)
                -a, --auto [options] <repository> <extra RPMS directory 1> <extra RPMS directory 2> ... <extra RPMS directory n>
                        Automated mode, build discs from a repository.
                -b, --builddir <build dir>
                        Where live iso image are created (default current dir).
                -c, --catto <log file>
                        Log file.
                -d, --depslist-creation
                        rebuild the desplist.ordered file before checking the list.
                -f, --fast
                        fast mode.
                -h, --help <path> <to> <the> <function>
                        Display help, eg. mkcd -h installation fixed. Type mkcd -h config for configuration files options.
                -i, --isodir <iso dir>
                        Where ISOs are built (default ./iso/product_name/).
                -k, --checkmd5 <iso file>
                        Checking md5sum of iso header.
                -l, --lists
                        lists of discs taken into account.
                -m, --make <cds number>
                        Build the discs.
                -p, --printscript <script file>
                        Print the script that can be use to rebuild the discs
                -s, --spec <config file>
                        Configuration file
                -t, --topdir <top dir>
                        Where files are created (default current dir).
                -v, --version
                        Print program version
Code:
# ./mkcd
Can't locate File/NCopy.pm in @INC (@INC contains:  /home/warly/files/cvs/mdk/soft/mkcd/pm/ /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.3/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.3 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.3/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.3 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.3/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.3 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.1/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.1 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl . /home/warly/files/cvs/mdk/soft/mkcd/pm/) at ./mkcd line 27.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./mkcd line 27.
Please, help me to build that!
 
Old 05-12-2004, 09:17 AM   #43
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aze,

I went through a lot of trouble to document just how to do whatyou are asking. the answer you are looking for is on this page.

iomari
 
Old 05-13-2004, 01:59 AM   #44
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Has anyone had this problem? I ran the command properly as far as I can tell and it goes without a problem. Except that it says early on (but flashes by) that "there must have been an error" because the file size is larger than the maximum of 681000000, and I end up with a single 6 GB iso. Am I doing something stupid?

Thanks
 
Old 05-13-2004, 12:12 PM   #45
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Re: How to make ISO images from download files

Quote:
Originally posted by iomari
Okay guys, here's the deal. I downloaded the full official tree. It took about a day and it came in at over 5 gig. The full tree includes the usual mandrake, 3 gig of extra apps under contrib and 330meg of java apps under contrib/jpackage.

<<snip>>

I hope this info is useful for someone out there. If you have any questions, email me at linuxguru@operamail.com. I check my mail more than I check this forum.

enjoy
iomari
My question isn't important enough for e-mail and I thought it might help others, too. Sorry about the newbie question, but when you say the full tree, do you mean everything under the mandrake directory, or everything I see at the FTP site when I go there from the Mandrake website? Also where did you find the contrib directory. I couldn't find it, or it is just at certain mirrors?

Thanks for all of your help so far, great info!

AJ
 
  


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