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Old 01-03-2009, 09:26 AM   #1
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Mandriva 2009 for amd 64?


I decided to switch to mandriva from openSUSE, i have an AMD 64 processor and i want a 64 bit OS. Now, when i go to the download section and select kde4 as my desktop, then my mirror server, it starts downloading Mandriva 2009 i586. It never even gives an option for anything else, though i read it was available for i586, ppc (unofficial port) and x86_64 (AMD64).

Am i missing something?
 
Old 01-03-2009, 09:51 AM   #2
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I decided to switch to mandriva from openSUSE, i have an AMD 64 processor and i want a 64 bit OS. Now, when i go to the download section and select kde4 as my desktop, then my mirror server, it starts downloading Mandriva 2009 i586. It never even gives an option for anything else, though i read it was available for i586, ppc (unofficial port) and x86_64 (AMD64).

Am i missing something?
As far as I know on the download site of Mandriva is no 64 Bits version
Opensuse do have 64 bits version but you have to select it
I586 is not a 64 bits OS
Fedora has 64 Bits version on the special spin of sites
And also bluewhite64 and some more distros
 
Old 01-03-2009, 10:19 AM   #3
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I refused to believe you, so I googled about 200 variations of "Mandriva" with "x86_64","AMD64" and "64 bit". I finally found
http://planet64bit.de/node/3048 ---> "Download mandriva-linux-free-2009-dvd-x86_64.iso"
It doesn't come with gnome or kde it seems, but it seems to exist.

I've an hour left on the download, and until i can confirm it's validity.

why the heck doesn't the main website offer this?

and if i install this will there be software, repositories and support available for this architecture??

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Old 01-03-2009, 10:37 AM   #4
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My statement refers as you can reread refers to the official Mandriva website
 
Old 01-03-2009, 11:16 AM   #5
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My statement refers as you can reread refers to the official Mandriva website
No need! I'm pretty sure I managed to squeeze it all in my first time, thankyou.

As it happens, I was looking for a solution and explanation. All you did was restate my problem and throw in a few near-random facts. The answer was more suited to an automated support service picking up key words and spewing out "relevant" information, totally devoid of any critical thinking whatsoever.

If anyone has some insight as to why the official mandriva website does not offer all available architectures for it's product, i would be interested.

Assuming of course the x86_64 is supported officially, which it seems to be.
 
Old 01-03-2009, 11:53 AM   #6
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If you go to www.mandriva.com, click to download the 'One' version, and select your country, you will see a list of ftp/http download locations.

Being in the United Kingdom I'm given the following two links...
http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/c...ial/iso/2009.0 and ftp://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ca...al/iso/2009.0/

Using the ftp link I get a list of the different iso images for dowload. Any with x86_64 in the title are the 64-bit versions. It seems that only the 'Free' (no proprietary drivers/software) version is available in 64-bit.
 
Old 01-03-2009, 09:34 PM   #7
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Hi, the free official release dvd has more than 2 desktop managers,

you get to choose which ones you want installed during the install process.

Don't install the ONE dvd, IMO, because it is not meant to be installed, it is primarily a live cd.

I have been using mandy x86_64 for quite a few years now, it is fully supported.

Regards, Glenn

ps. The 2009.1 release is expected to come out By the end of the month (Jan).
with kde4 bug fixes and more.

Last edited by GlennsPref; 01-03-2009 at 09:37 PM.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 10:32 AM   #8
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There are several options for installing Mandriva Linux. You can choose from a DVD installer, a three CD installation set, or a Live CD (Mandriva One). You can download the iso image(s) of your choice from any Mandriva ftp mirror on the WEB. One such mirror (the iso image directory) is here

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