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Old 04-18-2016, 07:20 PM   #1
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Mandrake 9 Documentation


My old Windows 2000 desktop has been relocated to the workshop and Mandrake 9 installed using CDs acquired many years ago.

The intention is to LAN it to my CNC mill that is running Ubuntu 6.06 LTS with LinuxEMC and to learn about Linux and CNC while re-furbishing the mill.

Longer term is to update everything to the latest LinuxCNC.
This is dependent on being able to install as both computers have only CDs without the option to boot from a USB.

It is currently frustrating trying to use the installed Mandrake documentation while operating the system.

All I need right now is a source for pdf documents that I can load on my tablet that are reasonably close to the Mandrake 9 distribution.

John
 
Old 04-18-2016, 08:02 PM   #2
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Mandrake was based upon Redhat at the beginning but basically kept the same file structure and configuration files if I remember correctly. The difference was basically the system configuration tools so may not be much help. Installing a more current lightweight version might be easier to use. I assume there is limited RAM.

http://archive.download.redhat.com/p.../index-en.html
 
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:14 PM   #3
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Mandrake 9 is very old and Mandrake is defunct. I fear you will have great difficulty in easily finding documentation. You might find some useful leads at the LQ Wiki page about Mandriva, as Mandriva was a direct descendant of Mandrake.
 
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A lot of good, lightweight GNU\Linuces (and DEs\WMs or not i.e: CLI ) out there... free to try.

E.g: the first and last links in my signature. Have fun!

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Old 04-19-2016, 04:42 AM   #5
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Thanks for the link to Redhat - I now have about 1000 pages of documentation to absorb !
John
 
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If you find Red Hat intriging, take a look at CentOS or Scientific Linux. Both of the are spins of RHEL.

Mageia is a direct descendant of Mandrake. I've been running it on one of my machines for several years. It works quite nicely.
 
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i am guessing that this almost antique computer that is running the c & c mil is windows 98 ( 2000) hardware

with only 64 meg of ram and a very small 20 gig drive
after all this is 16 to 18 year old hardware



what is the hardware specs mandrake9 is like trying to use Win 98 in a windows 8.1 and 10 world
 
Old 04-20-2016, 06:40 AM   #8
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Not quite so antiquated, both old but still capable of good work:
- CNC mill with Ubuntu 6.06 is an AMD Athlon at 1.8GHz with 40 GB drive,
- desktop with Mandrake 9 is a Pentium III at 933 MHz with a 160 GB drive.

I have now got a great repository of Red Hat documentation, and I have just found a 4-disc install set of Red Hat 9.
As I cannot find any Mandrake 9 documentation, I am considering changing distributions.

John

Add 1 GB Ram for the CNC, and 256 MB RAM for the desktop.

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