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Old 02-26-2005, 03:29 AM   #1
markjsutton
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linux newbie installing Mandrake


hi. linux newbie here. i have done a couple redhat installs and some with dsl, with relative success, but thats about it so far. anyway, i have read about different distros and want to try mandrake. so i downloaded the mandrake 10.1 iso files and wrote them to cds. now i am getting ready to install it on a kinda old gateway with a celeron 550mhz (intel 810e), 256mb pc133ram, phillips cd-rw not much hardware wise, but hopefully enough for this distro. im gonna boot windows one last time to identify hardware and copy anything i need from it onto cd . gotta grab a monitor...wish me luck. i will post as i progress, if that is ok
 
Old 02-26-2005, 05:44 AM   #2
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about 40 minutes after i booted from cd #1, i was up and running. installation and setup were flawless. i had no probs connecting to the internet. it recognized and properly set up every piece of hardware. performance is also better than i expected.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 06:02 AM   #3
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i am now posting this with the computer i was talking about
 
Old 02-26-2005, 09:11 PM   #4
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Welcome to Mandrake!

Be sure to visit the Easy Urpmi site linked in my sig, and follow the instructions there to set up your software repositories. Make sure you select "contrib" and "plf" as well as "main" and "updates". That will give you access to all the non-proprietary software available in the Powerpack version..
 
  


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