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Old 11-15-2004, 11:07 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10.1 by far the best yet.

I have got to admit for the first time since I switched to linux mandrake 10.1 has impressed me more than any other distro. All my hardware works for the first time. the only thing was I had to do a fresh install. And I had a few issues like konqueror didn't work which was a pain in the ass. But once everything was configured the system has been up and running for 2 weeks without a problem. Memory management is better than mandy 10 and just all around its awesome. I will never go back to windows now.
Old 11-15-2004, 12:00 PM   #2
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The konqueror problem (and USB) problem you mention has already been fixed. Mandrake released a 200 MB fix. Basically it's a KDE package problem. Once you download the fix, everything should work okay. **knock on wood**
Old 11-16-2004, 02:00 PM   #3
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i do agree to Mojojo, mandy 10.1 is the best i ahve ever used in the mandrake series. by far!! the best and the most stable. i like it very much, now no more windows server 2003, had enough with the m$$ (a$$) people.
Old 11-16-2004, 02:21 PM   #4
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Dito, I agree

Mandrake 10 didnot like my ECS N2U400 motherboard (Nforce2). noapic / yesapic bios tweaking and no difference, install always hanged.

10.1 installs like a dream, everything works and amarok is a nice player (even plays .wma!)
Damn, now I will have to buy a copy, og maybe just join their club for a while.
Old 11-16-2004, 02:47 PM   #5
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Some of us dont have 10.1 since it hasnt been released to non-club members, but thanks for rubbing it in.
Old 11-16-2004, 03:54 PM   #6
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If you have a fast internet connection you could have obtained it weeks ago.

It's been up on the public repositories but not always in ISO form.

For these all you need to do is download the images/boot.iso file and burn it to disk.

This will perform an install pulling from the internet.

It's slower than CD, but on a fast internet link it's not that painful especially if you minimize the packages selected initially (use the defaults) then install what you want once the system is up.
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that went right over my head but Im excited enough that I have to ask if you could please elaborate for us n00bs who are interested in getting 10.1 official.

Thank you!
Old 11-16-2004, 04:23 PM   #8
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First go here:

Then from this folder download the boot.iso image

Burn it to CD.

Boot from this CD and follow the directions. Make sure that you set up your networking as it will be required for the install.

Tell it you will be installing from a remote source.

You can then choose either HTTP or FTP.

The Ibiblio FTP servers are often overloaded during the day, but the HTTP ones are not (note there are many other sites that you can use as well...)

Duing installation you can point the installer to the correct directory using EITHER FTP or HTTP... HTTP being much faster!




Or you could also download the entire repository and then host it locally, even on a FAT32 partition on the same machine you will be installing on.

While this is a big download it makes sure you have everything before you start in case a problem with your connection developes.

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Old 11-16-2004, 09:52 PM   #9
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I love Mandrake 10.1

The only problem I have is the laptop support. It just doesn't go well with my Presariou 2100 series so I loaded FC3 which works wonderfully.
But on my desktop machine, MDK 10.1 is my first and only choice!
Old 11-17-2004, 03:14 AM   #10
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I have to admit I don't have 10.1. I'm currently using 10.0. That being said, IMHO, the most stable and complete Mandrake release so far is Mdk9.1.

Old 11-17-2004, 10:21 PM   #11
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Does the upgrade functionality work? I really don't want to have to reinstall all the apps I have preconfigured just to switch to the new version.
Old 11-17-2004, 11:13 PM   #12
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Going from 10.0 to 10.1 bears fairly good results.

Going from 9.x to 10.1 is another matter altogether.

10.1 has the ability to pull up configuration file differences and allow you to merge the changes into a newer file.

Unfortunately I've not seen this happen during the upgrade, but only when installing individual packages with the GUI.

It's a brilliant feature that makes updates much easier...
Old 11-18-2004, 08:17 AM   #13
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>>Going from 10.0 to 10.1 bears fairly good results.<<

I'm glad to hear confirmation of that. I'm running 10.0 right now, and just ordered the 10.1 Official disks. Can't wait for them to arrive.
Old 11-18-2004, 08:28 AM   #14
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Originally posted by opjose
If you have a fast internet connection you could have obtained it weeks ago.
You can also get it on 4 CD's by mail from various sources. I found a source using Google, ordered, and had the CD's within four or five days. Total cost around $10.
Old 11-18-2004, 01:30 PM   #15
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I have to admit that's the first time I'm impressed by a Mandrake distro.
I installed version 10 but couldn't even have my ATI Radeon 9600 hardware acceleration work with it, while it worked fine with Fedora core 1 and 2.
Last weekend I Installed Mandrake 10.1 from the enclosed DVD that comes with the Brit magazine LinuxFormat and all my hardware was detected perfectly( nforce2 motherboard ). The installer even installed the ATI 3D hardware accelerator driver without a problem.
Great work Mandrake.


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