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Old 04-27-2004, 06:13 AM   #1
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Updating to Mandrake 10.0 from internet


Hello!
I want to update my Mandrake 9.2 to 10.0 and download 'network.img' and 'network_drivers.img'. After downloading these files I did:
dd if=network.img of=/dev/fd0
dd if=network_drivers.img of=/dev/fd0
I hope these went right. But what I have to do then to continue the updating?
 
Old 04-27-2004, 08:48 AM   #2
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Hey rogk,

I could be wrong, but I think all you've done is format a boot floppy, and directed it to use network.img. If you reboot with the floppy in the drive, the bootdisk will try to start a Mandrake update over a network. As far as I know, this is for installing over a LAN, or any other environment where your computer is physically connected to another. I don't think this will update from the internet.

Best way to update Mandrake is to download the ISOs off the internet and burn them to CD -- if you don't have the bandwidth, you can always order cheap Mandrake 10.0 CDs from CheapBytes or such.

Cheers,
Tim
 
Old 04-27-2004, 11:28 AM   #3
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Originally posted by hoopyfrood
Hey rogk,
As far as I know, this is for installing over a LAN, or any other environment where your computer is physically connected to another. I don't think this will update from the internet.
No, it will update (or even do a fresh install) from the internet.

You need to boot up with network.img, then when prompted swap in the other floppy.

If you only have one computer on the internet you need to locate and write down the locations of
1)a mandrake 10.0 mirror (ftp server)
2)the full path to the directory you need on that mirror. This depends on your hardware; if it is intel, you want the official 10.0 directory ending in i586.

Then during the install it will ask you for the ftp server and path. You can find all this information through Mandrake's site.

If you already have a mandrake installation you don't really need those disks at all. Just switch your urpmi sources to official 10.0 sources, then do 'urpmi --auto-select --force' and then 'urpmi kernel' (pick the kernel you want). Then reboot. *HOWEVER* right now there is a problem with the perl-base package, so after setting up 10.0 urpmi sources you should do 'urpmi --allow-nodeps perl-base'. Then keep doing 'urpmi --auto-select --force' until it says 'everything already installed.' Voila!
 
Old 04-28-2004, 08:23 AM   #4
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Just switch your urpmi sources to official 10.0 sources
I'm a newbie and english is quite difficult to me, but could I switch my urpmi in this URL?
http://urpmi.org/easyurpmi/index.php
If I select 'Mandrake version 10.0 official', might that be the right thing to do.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 11:25 AM   #5
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Originally posted by rogk
I'm a newbie and english is quite difficult to me, but could I switch my urpmi in this URL?
http://urpmi.org/easyurpmi/index.php
If I select 'Mandrake version 10.0 official', might that be the right thing to do.
Yes, that's right. First do 'urpmi.removemedia -a'. Then do the commands from that URL.

Make sure to backup your valuable files in case the upgrade doesn't work.
 
Old 04-29-2004, 09:31 AM   #6
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Hello again!
Have you any idea, how long it's gonna take to update? My download speed is about 60-65 kb/s.
 
  


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