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Old 11-28-2004, 02:51 PM   #61
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okay i have 10.1 on my moms computer and her usb printer WORKS and so does her 5.1 sound. i installed it on MY other computer and it has a removable drive bay for a backup hdd. well when i try to backup i have to configure LOTS of things and delete lots of things before i reboot so it wont freaf out. and worst of all , it wont mount a HDD w/o a root to mount it. in 10.0 it would auto. mount and make a icon and that made the process quick and easy.

on my 10.0 powerpack edition, cd6 is BADLY scratched and i need only the sixth iso. where could i find that power pack 10.0 official iso?

( i will try looking google now)
 
Old 11-28-2004, 03:03 PM   #62
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Even non Mandrakeclub members can get the community version in ISO format from

ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_...iso/10.1/i586/

This is where I'm getting mine. There is the non community version here also, but it's not in ISO.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 03:40 PM   #63
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silverbear: community = crap. there is a url link somewhere in this post and it will link to a ftp server that has all 4 iso's and the 10.1 official. GO THERE!!! ( www.acnova.com )

i couldnt find a 10.0 official power pack iso


!!!!!!!!!! WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

www.mandrakelinux.com is DOWN!?!?!?!??!?! (was down at the time)

i have a high speed dsl connection. the other parts of the mandrake site is up but mandrakelinux is down??????/


funny since mandrake hasent released public official iso's , it has fell to second place and fedora has taken first. but i have used fedora but found the hardware dection to be kinda bad. ( wouldnt see my second hdd that is ext3) . and it has like no software with it. i like mandrake becasue of the EXCELLENT hardware dection and the TONS of included software

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Old 11-28-2004, 08:50 PM   #64
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Again the thing that is interesting is that we still do not have an "official" channel (from mandrake) that allows us to get our hands on the 10.1 official version.....

Again, if you google for it you will find it so that should not be an issue. The issue is more on what are they thinking and why it is delayed (if that is the case). Definitely trying another distribution will put us out of our comfort zone, and if they changed their business model, then somehow, some time of communication should have been sent out already....
 
Old 11-28-2004, 08:54 PM   #65
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Quote:
Originally posted by imagineaxion
look what i stumbled on

Mandrakelinux-10.1-Official Powerpack (6 CDs) !!!

http://my.justlinux.com/forum/showth...hreadid=135341 <- download

the link to cd six is a bit wierd so use
powerpack cd6
thanks for the info......I'll make sure to get those links worked on in the office using get right, just to make sure that I got it covered...I already both 4 disks for 10.1 and the dvd for 10.1 Does anybody know if the dvd is the DVd for the powerpack or the 4 disc download edition?
 
Old 11-28-2004, 09:37 PM   #66
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SlipAway172 you are far from correct telling siverbear that. It is extremely powerful and has a lot of apps on the cd's along with what you can download from the servers online through urpmi.

Side note, unlike another distro MDK includes gcc..lol
 
Old 11-29-2004, 10:00 AM   #67
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iso image sizes

Elementary, Watson - yes, maybe.

Would someone kindly check out my logic on this SNAFU? I downloaded the four 10.1 Community CD images and tried burning my new installation CD's as I have done for over two years with various Linux distros.

I eventually settled on Mandrake and am using Mandrake 9.2, now the primary OS with 98SE along side. (Oh yes, an earlier comment about upgrading an earlier distro to a later version is definitely not desirable as I learned the hard way many times before. Best to backup "important" stuff and do a clean install.)

Anyhow, CD1 is 711,488KB
CD2 is 709,498KB
CD3 is 711,682KB
CD4 is 711,912KB

I think I've wasted half a dozen blank CD's; the burn begins, then fails. Then it finally dawned on me that, if a blank CD holds 700MB of data, then each iso image is obviously too large for one CD.

Elementary, what? So I reckon I must have downloaded DVD images? How else can these things fit onto one 700MB CD?

I extracted the first disk image to my harddrive and it is 726,810KB in size.

Time to buy a DVD burner?

As usual, I wish I'd found this thread sooner - seems like I'll start over and try downloading from that other site mentioned in a previous comment. Thank you for that!

Finally, would anyone know if any of the existing utilities in Mandrake, specifically 9.2, are capable of burning a "disk at once" as Direct CD does or am I still stuck burning these disks via Windows?
 
Old 11-29-2004, 10:22 AM   #68
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Re: iso image sizes

Quote:
Originally posted by Alfanut
Elementary, Watson - yes, maybe.

Would someone kindly check out my logic on this SNAFU? I downloaded the four 10.1 Community CD images and tried burning my new installation CD's as I have done for over two years with various Linux distros.

I eventually settled on Mandrake and am using Mandrake 9.2, now the primary OS with 98SE along side. (Oh yes, an earlier comment about upgrading an earlier distro to a later version is definitely not desirable as I learned the hard way many times before. Best to backup "important" stuff and do a clean install.)

Anyhow, CD1 is 711,488KB
CD2 is 709,498KB
CD3 is 711,682KB
CD4 is 711,912KB

I think I've wasted half a dozen blank CD's; the burn begins, then fails. Then it finally dawned on me that, if a blank CD holds 700MB of data, then each iso image is obviously too large for one CD.

Elementary, what? So I reckon I must have downloaded DVD images? How else can these things fit onto one 700MB CD?

I extracted the first disk image to my harddrive and it is 726,810KB in size.

Time to buy a DVD burner?

As usual, I wish I'd found this thread sooner - seems like I'll start over and try downloading from that other site mentioned in a previous comment. Thank you for that!

Finally, would anyone know if any of the existing utilities in Mandrake, specifically 9.2, are capable of burning a "disk at once" as Direct CD does or am I still stuck burning these disks via Windows?
A 700 MB CD can hold in fact 716,800 KB due to the fact that a kilobyte is 1024 bytes, not 1000 bytes. your problem may be cause by 3 things:

Bad media (or media with poor manufacturing QA)
Software
Burner

Before going out to buy a new burner, what software are you using to burn those images under linux? K3B?

I have not burned images like that on Linux, since I have a faster burner on the Widows XP machine and I use nero there....
 
Old 11-29-2004, 11:07 AM   #69
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Thanks, I understand file sizes, etc.

I'm using Roxio Direct CD in Win98SE as I have for over two years. Can't seem to find a utility in Mandrake 9.2 with a similar option; i.e., creating a bootable CD from an ISO image. 9.2 and earlier ISO images were smaller, generally in the 650MB range.

I've tested my CD drive in various ways. Creating data disks is no problem (drag and drop, etc) nor are music CD's a problem.

So far, I've tried various media; Maxell, TDK, Verbatim and Fuji, all with the same sad results.

Uninstalling the device and reinstalling same didn't help. In case it was a corrupt executable or driver issue, physically exchanging one Windows drive with another, one that I use for backup, did not solve the problem.

It is possible that something has happened to the CD R/W drive itself although it works fine with any other of its normal functions.

Back to my primary question - how can I expect 726MB to be written to a disk which is limited to 716MB? I wonder why Mandrake offers these disk images in this size range? I'm obviously missing something here - popular blank CD's seem to be limited to 700MB although I've heard of 800MB disks - can't find those anywhere.

So, is my only other option getting a DVD writer? Other users have obviously downloaded these ISO images and burned their CD's. How was that done?

Thanks again - I may just extract these images to a new hard drive with a minimal Windows OS and try installing 10.1 that way.

I'm also toying with the idea of building a new system, perhaps with an AMD processor. Mandrake offers an AMD distro as well. Any thoughts on this option vs. the Intel version? Then, as I used to do when hard drives were small, I'd network the two machines.
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User ID 3637617, System: P4 1.6, 512MB, Mandrake 9.2/Win98SE. CD-RW LG (GCE-8320B)
 
Old 11-29-2004, 11:40 AM   #70
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Correction

To keep the record straight, I erroneously listed the first 10.0 ISO in my previous post. I only have three 10.1 images:

CD1 709,498 KB
CD2 711,682 KB
CD3 711,912 KB

Any and all help is appreciated. Pardon me if my frustrations showed through...
 
Old 11-29-2004, 01:40 PM   #71
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search mandrake on demonoid dot com/torrents. there is a 6 cd powerpack on bittorrent that is faster than those ftp's.\

Last edited by fatcho; 11-29-2004 at 01:43 PM.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 03:34 PM   #72
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it is possible that it is the cd burner i have had this trouble before with my old one.
it would burn data fine but when burning any media it messed up the disk.

you will NOT need a dvd burner unless u want to dl the mandrake dvd.

i have the four disk set and they burned fine to normal CDR's and so have at least a hundred other ppl

there is also no need to extract them first in fact u probably shouldn't -> less chance of corruption
i would also suggest getting nero, that is the only program(ok and alcohol120%) that i trust, and select the burn image to cd option.

hope this makes sense
 
Old 11-29-2004, 04:32 PM   #73
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Quote:
Originally posted by imagineaxion
it is possible that it is the cd burner i have had this trouble before with my old one.
it would burn data fine but when burning any media it messed up the disk.

you will NOT need a dvd burner unless u want to dl the mandrake dvd.

i have the four disk set and they burned fine to normal CDR's and so have at least a hundred other ppl

there is also no need to extract them first in fact u probably shouldn't -> less chance of corruption
i would also suggest getting nero, that is the only program(ok and alcohol120%) that i trust, and select the burn image to cd option.

hope this makes sense
Yes, it makes good sense! Thanks!

I tried a simple disk copy a moment ago and had the same problems; it appears that the disk write function can't continue as I get a "trackwriter error" and a statement that CD Read Failed.

I can format a disk for drag and drop and that still works, as does reading a data or music CD.

Looks like the little gadget is failing. Well, it was cheap enough. Time to replace it. Thanks for saving me the trouble of buying a DVD for the moment. Never really wanted one to begin with...

Now, I am curious, if you don't mind - assuming that you burned your Mandrake 10 or 10.1 disks on 700MB blanks, just how large is each after the burn? By comparison, the 9.2 images were all around 50 MB smaller and there was no space problem on 700 MB disks.

Thanks again!
 
Old 11-30-2004, 05:21 AM   #74
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my cd 2 is 728,739,480 bytes on the cd

it does work bro don't stress
 
Old 11-30-2004, 07:37 AM   #75
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hi i tried with the boot.iso after selecting dhcp it says "no dhcp reply received"

ny idea what could have been wrong? btw im using cable and the network card is tulip i think.
any special options i need to pass during the boot?
thnx
 
  


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