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Old 08-28-2004, 03:17 PM   #1
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Question on MandrakeLinux installation


I was wondering if it is OK to just download the first CD ISO. Are the other 2 ISO files necessary to install Mandrake Linux?
 
Old 08-28-2004, 03:31 PM   #2
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hey
it depends on ur requirements
what packages u want to install..
generally the first 2 cds contain important software

i heard somehwere here that u could startoff with 1st cd and install it over netwotk from the internet mirro sites

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Old 08-28-2004, 03:32 PM   #3
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Also, why is this? It was downloading at 40k/s approx, and then it kept stopping and resuming and now its at 14k/s. It went for several minutes at 40k/s and now its down to this BS. I cant wait 15 hours. Im using GetRight BTW.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 03:38 PM   #4
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hi
this happens while downloading
at first u get high speeds, but once the server gets stable it goes on with a stable spped
try looking out for some other mirors of ur distro whihc is closer to ur location

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Old 08-28-2004, 03:50 PM   #5
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I just need the internet packages, like the internet security software(firewalls etc.) and browsers.

Thanks for the replies.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 03:51 PM   #6
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Anyway where can I see what each disc contains? I cant find it on the MandrakeLinux.com site.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 03:55 PM   #7
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hi

are u installing a nw linux or just upgrding ur packages???

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Old 08-28-2004, 05:35 PM   #8
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Im doing a new installation Ive made a new partition.

Anyway what is on the discs does anyone know a link?
 
Old 08-28-2004, 05:41 PM   #9
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The most minimal installation of Mandrake I've ever done (i.e. no KDE, Gnome, servers etc) still needed CD1 and CD2.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 05:52 PM   #10
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What about CD3?
 
Old 08-28-2004, 06:39 PM   #11
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Nope. Bear in mind though that this was a _very_ minimal installation. If you're not sure about what you're doing, go for a single-disc distro. Have a poke around here and see what you can find.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 06:45 PM   #12
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I think then Ill have to D/L the three CDs, I can do it its just a bit of a hassle. I want to stick with Mandrake, because its the most userfriendly distribution and Im a newbie to Linux.

Just a question, is Mandrake much faster than Windows? How much faster are other distributions?

Also, is the security as easy as Zonealarm? I like the way Zonealarm is easy and it asks whenever an application tries to access the internet, like Realplayer does out of nowhere.
 
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Linux has firewalling capability built right into the kernel. The most straightforward firewall config tool IMHO is guarddog. It has excellent documentation too.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 12:24 AM   #14
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hi

also whjen we talk about speed here
linux can be tuned for a optimal performance(windows camnnot be tiuned so much)
close the service u do not require,choos e a lightweight desktop
then u may compile ur kernel,as i have done and i am gettitng better performance than windows here

and i though do not use mandrake but i have heard that it is one of th good user freindly and easy distro in linux available

am i wrong here????

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Old 08-29-2004, 02:08 AM   #15
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floppy here

Just exactly do you want a minimal Mandrake to do ??

If all you want is a firewall / router
Try Smoothwall or Clark-connect
these distros are specially designed to be firewalls
and I know Smoothwall has pretty good documentation

you need to tell us what your plan is
ie :- why do you want a minimal Mandrake

If you want a full working operating system
then you'll need all four CDs

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