Mandriva 2006 installation screenshots plus some explanations
Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:39 AM
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Posted 16 November 2005 - 08:19 PM
Posted 07 February 2006 - 04:05 AM
Posted 07 February 2006 - 09:20 PM
thanks for the feedback.
As for your question, I'd say, first try with the card in the pcmcia slot before you start the installation. If all goes well (as it should, pcmcia is standard, and 3com NICs should all be supported), you can just setup your network connection during installation and be done with it.
Posted 23 February 2006 - 05:21 PM
Posted 23 February 2006 - 08:02 PM
When you boot the first cd you will go through to a point where it will ask you whether you want to do an install or an upgrade. Just select the upgrade path and it will only install the upgrades of the packages you already have nstalled. Sometimes this can cause a few bugs later but in most cases it seems to work AOK.
If you have done the recommended thing of having /home on its own seperate partition then all your settings will remain intact even if you ultimately find it necessary to do a clean install all over again.
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Posted 23 February 2006 - 09:07 PM
Posted 17 April 2006 - 01:50 AM
I do appreciate your detailed illustration on how to install the Mandrake 2006 correctly. It is very informatibve indeed.
One of my biggest frastration is installation of non-rpm s/w packages. Such as Firefox 1.5.02 or Thunderbird 1.5 or StarOffice 8 which use on my Windows system. Both Mozilla packages do not come as rpm in Mandriva.
Although myself is a former electrical engineer. By and large I am a "windows" guy. That is click-n-install. I really have no time, nor the inclination to learn all the intricate keyboard commands to install the s/w through the command line.
Forgive me, but I am looking for an easy and smooth installation avenue, which rpm seem to offer very well.
I have two questions please.
1. where on my disk do you recomment to install new application s/w (some suggest the /opt directory as most appropriate. Oher say /etc directory).
2. Is there any s/w which would enable me to use the root on non root midnight commander, to allow me to create a new directory on which I wish to install the new app. program. Then copy the s/w there. Then point and click for automatic installtion of the s/w on that particular directory.
thank you kindly
Posted 17 April 2006 - 05:46 AM
Posted 17 April 2006 - 03:13 PM
I did install the FF 1.06 & OpenOffice 1.13 which came with the Mandrake 2006 CD, also w/o a hitch. I am talking about upgrading, or installing lates application s/w such as StarOffiec 8,, Thundabird & Firefox 1.5.02 which come as .tar.gz format. (instead of rpm)
I mean there ought to a better way to use KDE or GNOM interfaces to install these packages.
Posted 17 April 2006 - 03:29 PM
Anyway, you could just extract ff in your home directory and run from there or type kdesu konqueror and have konqueror launched as root or enable root logins as described here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/sh...t=root+gdm.conf and then put the unzipped directory where you want it.
Donīt know which would be good paths though for installation...
(edit: fix link to correct thread)
This post has been edited by ffi: 17 April 2006 - 03:34 PM
Posted 17 April 2006 - 04:47 PM