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Mageia 1, Beta 2 released

#1 User is offline   jkerr82508 

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:31 PM

http://blog.mageia.org/en/

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#2 User is offline   David Batson 

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 03:00 AM

I would try it if they came out with a live CD or DVD. :rolleyes:/>
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 06:40 AM

Downloading here, and installing it into a virtual machine later on.
Did the Alpha's the same way, and worked all just fine.
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:15 PM

Have already downloaded and installed it.

Now in the process of playing around with it and trying different settings.

Seems OK so far.
Cheers. John.
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 01:48 PM

Downloading through Ktorrent mageia-1-Beta2-DVD-i586.iso went pretty smoothly,
approximately two hours.
Installation in a virtual machine (VMPLayer 3.1.4 build 385536) went without
falter.
The familiar rituals that everyone knows by now.
Configuration used for the virtual machine:
* RAM: 1500 MB
* Hard disk: 50 GB

Installation to reboot, including updates (only 4 packets) lasted 24
minutes.
Reboot went smoothly without errors in desktop.
Ready-to-use desktop (all starts) in Alpha 2 in 77 seconds.
For the Beta 2 was 53 seconds.

When installing a package message appeared, saying that the CD-ROM
CoreMedia could not be found.
Have this medium disabled via "Software Management" now.

installing Flash Player plug-in went without difficulty through "Software
Management ". Flash worked flawlessly.

And then just a short test for libre-office.
It took 35 seconds before I could begin in a text document.
In a second attempt I could start using a new text-document within 12 seconds.
And a libre-office calc document I could use after 12 seconds.

So far very pleased with this next version in the preliminaries.:thumbs:/>
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#6 User is offline   jkerr82508 

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 07:51 PM

View PostDavid Batson, on 27 April 2011 - 03:00 AM, said:

I would try it if they came out with a live CD or DVD.


Live CD's are now available:

http://blog.mageia.o...beta2-live-cds/

Jim
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#7 User is offline   David Batson 

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 05:30 AM

View Postjkerr82508, on 28 April 2011 - 07:51 PM, said:

Live CD's are now available:

http://blog.mageia.o...beta2-live-cds/

Jim

Thanks for the info. I'm on mobile broadband atm. Will download in the next couple of days when I get back to my cable internet connection.
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#8 User is offline   David Batson 

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 12:44 AM

I downloaded the Live CD and gave it a quick spin. I could not set up my Sierra Wireless 890 AirCard. It keeps asking for a PIN number which I never needed in any other OS. I tried some standard 4 digit combinations without success. I connected successfully with my Intel 6205 WiFi, but the connection seemed temperamental. Sometimes I could connect and other times not.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:20 AM

Downloaded full version, installed as a dual boot. Apart from a few problems with my USB keyboard and Logitech Bluetooth mouse all went well. The small niggles are now sorted and for a Beta the release is better than some Mandriva finals that I have installed. It is good enough to use as a main desktop as is, so I am looking forward to the final stable release.
Met some very familiar names in the forums. That was an added bonus. :thumbs:/>
It could be that Mageia will become the main distro on my machine and Mandriva as a test distro in the future. ;)/>
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 02:36 PM

I have posted my positive experience in the new forum. I am testing in Oracle's Virtual Box.
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