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To revive them we Will need like a active mirror that Still work working from every version Of mandrake AND mandriva which the mirror support Or If urpmi AND rpmdrake already Works then we can make packages in form Of rpm AND make a package manager for the newest packages that mandrake AND mandriva versions Will support idk How to code soo please read This AND do it

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Isn't going to happen.  First nobody has access to them, and there is no point using space for old distros of Mandrake/Mandriva that haven't been made/maintanied in over 10 years.  You have OpenMandriva as an option or Mageia which came about when Mandriva shut down.

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Yep, really old distros released between 2002 - 2004 which are obsolete now since they don't get updates.  Building a distro means building all the packages, hosting them somewhere so that people can download them.  Dev work required to compile, build a distro, test, etc, etc - so needs load of people to do it.  No point in using sources that are 20 years old.  As I said, there is OpenMandriva and Mageia so it still lives on.

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Yeah, not posting the link as "Hey, look they exist! Everyone stop what you're doing and start from scratch!"

More like, "If you want a history lesson or a trip down memory lane, then here are the ISO files for you to try out."

In no way should these ISO files be treated or used like a modern operating system.

 

I ended up on these forums looking for the original Mandrake ISOs for a history project. I work for an organization that originally installed Mandrake on machines that we gave to community members for free. Now we install Linux Mint, but we've gone through several distros throughout the last 21 years. Once we stumbled upon this link, I figured we'd share it with someone who was also interested in finding the old images.

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@gilmore.t OK cool :) yeah Mandrake 7.1 was my first installation ever with Linux, which was why I generally got involved again with it when I took more of a serious look at Linux in general, and ever since 10.0 have been Linux every day since then, albeit plenty of different distros in between.  I also use Linux Mint on my laptop/desktop, and mainly now Debian/Ubuntu on servers depending on the requirements.  Also looking more into Rocky Linux now since CentOS is no longer what it used to be.

 

I checked the mirror now, seems they only left the 32 bit ISO's, whilst the mirror data is there for x86_64, no ISO's to be actually able to install.  Was going to get Mandrake 10.1 myself now, just to make a VM out of it, might have to do some googling.  Either that, or just mess around with the 32 bit one.

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@ianw1974 Sorry, I tried to post last week, but I guess I'm limited to one post per day?

 

I was able to get the 8.0 image up and running in a VM. I've never had to emulate a SCSI drive to get an image to work, but it was required, along with loading both ISO files found in the download folder.

 

I had to start by creating a Virtual Hard Disk (not a Virtual Disk Image), then change the controller in the settings to SCSI BusLogic, start the VM with the Mandrake80-inst.iso, install as far as I could go, then when it prompted for the second disc, I left the VM running, went into the settings, changed the image from xxx-inst.iso to xxx-ext.iso, went back to the still running VM, clicked OK (as if I had just inserted the second disc), and finished the install.

 

Since I did this last week, I don't remember if it was limited to 32-bit, but I thought it was 64-bit.... Hrmm. Oh, well!

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yeah probably .. I get alerted to approve your posts :) 

I may have turned on something, coz this forum has been pretty spammy in the past.

Did Mandrake release an x64 version? (I honestly can't remember )

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