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Hi all,

 

After unsuccessful upgrade from 2009.1 to 2010.0, I need to run the Free DVD and try to re-install. Since I don't have a DVD drive, I need to boot from a Mandrive boot CD and from there I'll try to install from the USB thumb drive. Does anyone know where I can find the Mandriva bootable iso? I've been searching on some Mandriva repositories and couldn't find any.

 

Thanks!

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Of course it is, but how can I proceed with the installation from the thumb drive once I've booted from One CD? I'm only aware of the option to do a fresh install from One.

 

I remember I once had a small (~50MB) bootable disc from which I could boot into text menu, and then I was asked to point to the iso file from which I wanted to do the rest of the boot. Then the rest of the installation continued from that file. That's what I'm looking for.

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If you have the DVD iso, then the boot.iso is available in the DVD iso. (in /i586/install/images). Just mount the DVD iso and navigate to the appropriate directory.

 

Jim

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Thanks for the tip, I wasn't aware of it. In the meanwhile I downloaded the file from the mirrors (and trying to run it as I write this message from another computer), but I'll try to remember it for next time.

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