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Old 10-21-2006, 07:53 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, I have Mandriva One 2007 installed on a system, and I now have my hands on the 4CD version. I was thinking of trying to upgrade install the 4CD version. Will I be gaining much? Before you say it yes I know it's better to do a clean install, but I have dialup, and I have spent days customizing Mandriva One. Should I just leave the way it is, or should I go for the 4Cd version?
 
Old 10-21-2006, 09:07 PM   #2
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The question is do you need anything else, or does the present setup provide all your needs? Only you can answer That!

You should be able to upgrade, but of course there is always a risk of something going wrong. It will depend on how much spare disk space you have, if you can make a backup of your /etc, /root and /home directories, then you should have most of your customization saved. Remember that a .tar.gz file can be safely stored on a Windoze partition if you have one.

This is a good time to learn from your own mistakes. Always make /home on a seperate partition so that you can reinstall on the / partition, leaving /home untouched.

Will I gain much?
If nothing else, you will gain some experience.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 09:38 PM   #3
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That's just it I am not sure what else is on the 4Cd set that I just can't live without! I know I'm missing games other than that I don't have a clue.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 10:07 AM   #4
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I would suggest to try googling for the package list.

If it makes you feel any better, I don't even use half of the packages/programs that Mandriva supplies with 2007. OH, and not to mention, they've left out ALOT of programs that they have always had with the distro (like gvim, for instance).

Pretty much, I've notice about 2007 that it's double the size with half the programs. I would suggest sticking with Mandriva One, and just updating your URPMI hdlists. All else fails, compile from source.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 02:33 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input. I have decided to leave Mandriva One on this machine. It's that much less I have to try and keep updated, and if I find a program I have to have I can just add it. I have PCLOS Big Daddy on another machine, and it takes days at times to keep up with the updates.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 03:23 PM   #6
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You're most welcome.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 09:13 PM   #7
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You can add the cd's to your list of sources in the software manager.

If you have space you can copy them (the media directory)to (something like)/var/ftp/mandriva 2007.0/cd1 etc.

Then tell the software manager where they are.

You should then have all the available programs at your disposal and the updates too.
 
  


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