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Mandrake.Tips: Mandrake 10.0 Community Edition Installation Review

Mar 09, 2004, 03:15 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to aRTee for this link. ]

"This time around, I used 'use existing partitions' and 'install' instead of upgrade. It seems that in some cases 'upgrade' works fine, but in others it doesn't. Your mileage may vary; if you use the 'upgrade' function and you have problems, you may first want to do a clean install to see if that helps. BTW, a clean install is usually faster anyway, since there are no dependencies of the packages that get replaced to be checked.

"I have 3 partitions that I use as root partitions; normally I have the bootloader of my main system in the MBR of the first harddisk, /dev/hda, and on other installs (different distro, beta's or rc's) I choose to have the bootloader on a floppy (/dev/fd0). On this install I choose to install on a floppy, in the meantime I have used the Mandrake Control Center to put it on the MBR of my master harddrive.

"A last remark: it may pay off later if you create an extra partition that can serve as root partition for subsequent linux installations, for instance for beta/rc testing..."

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