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Mandriva 2007 is out


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i imagine they will likely put it on the mirrors eventually, but that can take a few days for all the mirrors to grab it. with torrents they can get them out quickly, right from the get-go, and take some of the strain off the mirrors.

 

as far as your ISP not allowing bittorrent...that's a rarity, at least in the US...give it a try. And if it doesn't work, have a chat w/your ISP about it (I know Comcast allows it).

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I guess this information posted by AdamW at DW is useful:

 

if we put the Free / One ISOs on FTP mirrors at this point, they would all immediately fall over. This is what used to happen before we had Bittorrent - we'd do a release and you couldn't get it for a week because the demand killed all the mirror sites.

 

The ISOs will go onto the mirrors once the initial wave of demand has been handled by torrents.

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It was available for download from one of the European mirrors this evening. I had a fast connection to it (over 800 Kb/sec download speed on a 6 Mbps connection (Comcast)) and downloaded all four ISO's (Mandriva Linux 2007 Free) in a little over one hour.

 

I'm now installing it on my 166 MHz Pentium (on which Mandriva Linux 2006 Free ran well). :D

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w00t! :woot: First post from Mandriva 2007! :thumbs:

 

Finally time to say goodbye to trusty 2005LE, although the switch wasn't quite as painless as I'd hoped. I tried to use the "mini" single-CD installer, thinking that it would do a better job than the live Mona which I'd been playing with. Unfortunately, although the install seemed to go very smoothly, I just couldn't get X to start. Even when I copied over the xorg.conf from my old 2005, and even when I copied over the working xorg.conf from Mona, it still complained about not being able to load the i810 module and spat me back out to the console login.

 

So I tried again with Mona and the installer there - this time the screens were graphical (rather than the text-only, keyboard-only installer on the mini) and the questions were fewer - but it works! And I'm now writing from 2007 with wobbly windows and everything! :thumbs:

 

Of course I'm still low on apps, but I'm correcting that right now! :D

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If the system complains about some module not being loaded, then most probably the Xorg module necessary for your card did not get installed (remember: Xorg is modular now!). I had the same thing on one of my laptops. Fixing it was not very problematic. I did set up urpmi mirrors from the cli, ran XFdrake once more and - voil? - the needed driver got installed automatically and the GUI was working.

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Sounds easy ;) I did a modprobe i810m to see what the error was, but it didn't give an error. So I did an lsmod and it said that i810m was loaded. So I did a startx and it still complained. I tried an XFdrake but it said no such command. And I couldn't remember how to set up the urpmi mirrors from the cli so I tried lynx to browse the web but it couldn't find any network. And that was about the time I gave up and tried the Mona tactic.

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