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Old 11-15-2005, 02:42 AM   #1
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Question iso or full installation tree


Hi everybody

I am trying to install mandriva(mandrake) 10.1 on a 64 bit system and I am having some problems.
I have been using until now a 32 bit system with dual OS, mandrake 10.1 and windows xp. To install mandrake 32 bit it was really easy with the iso images but for the 64 bit I couldn't find the iso images but all I could download it was the full installation tree? My question is how does this work. Do I burn everything on a dvd and I afterwards I boot from this dvd or is there something else to do!
 
Old 11-15-2005, 09:03 PM   #2
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Hi,
No you will download a file called boot.iso in the /install/images directory I have provided you a direct link to it and burn it to a disk then reboot our computer with the cd left in and it will take you through a process and you will be able to select a mirror (or enter one your self if you want to uise one that is not listed) http://mirrors.kernel.org/mandrake/M...mages/boot.iso
I hope I have helped you.
Please post back with any more questions.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 02:10 AM   #3
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Thanks for your answer!!

Now I would have another question!
If I put all the files on the hard drive and then I boot with hd_grub.img it should allow me to install from the hard drive ...right?
Or I have to boot also with boot.iso ???
 
Old 11-16-2005, 02:50 AM   #4
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Petronel, if you follow what Wellander is suggesting, you are only downloading the boot.iso image (only 14 megs) and burning it as an iso image to a disk. You will boot with that disk, and it will ask you a few questions, that when answered will set up your internet connection. It will then give you a list of mirrors hosting the tree, you will choose one and which system you wish to install (64 bit in your case). It will then install on your hard drive (from the remote server on internet) the same as if you had the actual dvd of the operating system in your pc. At the moment it is the only way to get the Mandriva 2006 release for free. ( If you get a super slow mirror or your connection gets dropped, you can start over and choose a different mirror.) After the first time I did it this way, I have never done it any other. Very easy especially if you have a cable connection.

Edit: link to most relevant info I could find:
http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/3053

Last edited by Lakota; 11-16-2005 at 03:01 AM.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 07:22 AM   #5
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The 2006 ISO images are out: http://frontal2.mandriva.com/en/downloads/mirrors
or here http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownl...load-3418.html

There are x64 ISOs available.

I think it will be much easier to install from the ISOs
 
Old 11-16-2005, 08:22 AM   #6
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thank you all

you've been of great help
considering that I'm quite new in Linux this forum is gonna help me a lot

Thanks again
 
Old 11-16-2005, 04:43 PM   #7
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Hi,
No porblem.
I am gald I can help.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 01:31 AM   #8
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Quote:
Now I would have another question!
If I put all the files on the hard drive and then I boot with hd_grub.img it should allow me to install from the hard drive ...right?
Or I have to boot also with boot.iso ???
FYI,
yes you can boot off of hd_grub.img and install from the hard drive and
no you don't have to boot from boot.iso.

Last edited by /bin/bash; 11-19-2005 at 01:33 AM.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 08:19 AM   #9
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Or you could copy the entire directory tree from one of the mirrors to your HD (takes an age), boot from the "boot.iso", then, when prompted for the installation type, pick "Hard Drive" and pick the drive and directory you copied the files to. That's how I installed 2006 on my two desktops before the ISO's came out. ISO's are way more convenient and fast, not sure why you'd do an FTP install as a personal desktop user. I can see the benefit if you're a sysadmin installing on a group of computers, but I vastly prefer just downloading the 2 and a half gig DVD, booting it up and instaling myself.

Last edited by thunderweasel; 11-19-2005 at 08:21 AM.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 11:24 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by thunderweasel
ISO's are way more convenient and fast, not sure why you'd do an FTP install as a personal desktop user.
As a personal desktop user, I do ftp installs because I install new versions once they hit the mirrors, it takes another month before the download iso's become available. Simply put, impatience.
 
Old 12-09-2005, 06:39 AM   #11
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I am trying to do something similar:

I currently run FC4 on one partition, and I am trying to setup Mandrake on the other to try it out. Right now, burning ISOs to a CD is not an option for me, so I'd like to install from the hard drive. I downloaded the first ISO, and am now trying to configure for the install. From playing around with FC4, I know you need a kernel and initrd to boot the machine (I think?). So, I was wondering what my grub.conf file would look like to install Mandrake from the hard drive. Currently mine looks like this and it is not working:

title Mandrake
root(hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=LABEL=/
initrd /boot/hd_grub.img

From the ISO, i got hd_grub.img from /install/images/hd_grub.img and i got the kernel from /isolinux/alt0/vmlinuz


But when I boot, it says the kernel panics or something to that effect. Any ideas?

THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE
 
  


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