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Old 11-01-2003, 11:25 AM   #1
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mandrake 9.0 to mandrake 9.1

well i got this morning hoping to do some work on my project but the first thing i had to do was create a /tmp partition out of my / partition for obvious reasons (gradual learning process vs. sharing the laptop with windoze).

well after much careful thought, i went into diskdrake and said "ok", resize the root partition (ok ok, i used system commander to do that) and then i said create both a /tmp and then a /var partition.

diskdrake said "ok" but you'll have to "reboot"....

yeah right....

so, mandrake came back and said "perry, i got some good news and some bad news and then some really really good news"

the bad news -> your /home & /usr partitions are all messed up
the good news -> doesn't matter because you were smart enough to have everything of importance archived and onto your external hard drive

and then mandrake gave me the really really good news:

"it's probably in your best interests to forget about your (formerly) smooth running mandrake 9.0 and put in a fresh install of mandrake 9.1, yes, i know it's a bitch to blow the morning on it but i think you'll be happy with the results, especially the bunch of nice refinements that 9.1 comes with, things like translucent menus and better font rendering, and everything else"

"and you'll have the benefit of 9.1 being fully mature, optimized to the hilt and ofcourse fully fully stable, the very best the good people at mandrake can give you right now"

so i said... "HOT DAMN"

and as we speak i'm directly downloading ALL the updates from a mirror site ahead of time so that i might burn a cd later should i have to do it on another system.


So, best of luck you folks on the 9.2. i tried it and i'll be sitting out on that one for now, as i need a smooth running system and right now mandrake 9.1 is giving me that.

So this is it until I find the time to try my hand at Slackware, people tell me, if i have a need for speed i should try that. But right now, i need to be "spoiled"" as a linux newbie and 9.1 is the drug of choice right now...!



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