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Just installed 2007.1 from boot.iso. I have to say it really is working superbly.

 

 

[moved from Installing Mandriva by spinynorman - welcome aboard :)]

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I downloaded the beta of Corporate Desktop 4 which is based on 2007.1 and uses the same sources. Looks pretty damn slick and cool. Installation very quick also.

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Has anyone using wireless broadband installed 2007.1 One yet? I'm curious to know (before I try it) if they've included ndiswrapper on the live version, so that I can use my Atheros card to get the full install.

Thanks.

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I 2nd that ndiswrapper is included & all I needed to do while in live mode was mount my USB with the win drivers on it. Then in MCC direct it to the drivers on the USB & a couple of clicks later we have connectivity -

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I had a partition with 2006 installed that I thought I'd try doing an upgrade directly to 2007.1 using the install DVD.

 

Worked great. No install problems. Everything came up fine. I am very impressed with 2007.1.

 

There was no separate /home partition - /home was part of the root partition. As far as I can tell, all my stuff in /home was preserved (files, firefox config, bookmarks, etc).

 

I had some multimedia plf packages installed on 2006 and they were left intact. So I configured the plf sources for 2007.1 and installed the plf updates via urpmi. I was concerned whether video in Yahoo News, CNN, etc would work ok, and it did work fine.

 

After I configured all the urpmi sources, an update (from all sources, not just the update sources) installed a bunch of new packages - around 150! Are there that many new packages since the iso got created? I got the iso yesterday from the psu.edu site. (EDIT: Oops. Some of those updates were plf packages, maybe about 20, but it still seems like a lot of packages that are either updates or weren't installed via the DVD).

 

Now I need to check the .rpmnew config files against the original config files that were left in place.

 

Machine has an Athlon 2500 CPU, 2 gb DDR 400 memory, ATI 9200 video, and 2 SATA/150 drives. The 2 gb RAM was detected ok using the default kernel. An external eSATA drive is also detected ok.

 

Plugging in a USB pen drive results in a KDE Daemon dialog box popping up with default choices and the flash drive mounted to /media/disk - very nice!

 

I think I'm gonna really like this new 2007.1 distro.

 

Another fresh install on a different machine went uneventfully also.

 

EDIT: Also, there were left some old directories from 2006 that are no longer used, so I went ahead and deleted them. For example:

 

/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-1.0.6

/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-1.0.7

 

I also checked for any remaining RPMs that had 2006 in the name, and deleted them after checking that it would cause no dependency problems.

Edited by jboy

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My install was very smooth also. I've had problems in the past with the install complaining it couldn't find packages but that didn't happen this time. I had to enlarge my partitions and as usual DiskDrake did a great job of it. I still have to do my upgrades but will do that today. One thing I have to do is install nano. For a distro that is supposed to be user friendly I don't understand why the default is vi. Even though I know how to use I still prefer nano.

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Yes, nano missing in Mandriva default installations is a bit annoying but luckily easy to fix. :)

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I just did my upgrades and had more bad signature errors than I can count. Anybody else have this problem?

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I just did my upgrades and had more bad signature errors than I can count. Anybody else have this problem?
That's been a recurring problem for Mandriva.

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I just did my upgrades and had more bad signature errors than I can count. Anybody else have this problem?

 

Yes, I had a couple of errors too while tried to install mplayer...

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