"The installation has been completely revamped. It looks good
and its interface is cleaner with fewer steps required by the user
(however, the power is still there if you need it, hidden under
some 'advanced' buttons on in the 'Summary' screen). I also liked
the little 4-option menu asking you how to proceed with the
installation regarding partitions, I found it intuitive, clean and
better than the competition's. The only things the user needs to do
is pick the language, keyboard, mouse, hard drive/partition and the
package family and fire away the package installation. After the
packages are installed, the user is asked to add a new user and
choose the root password. Before the rebooting there is a summary
screen, very similar to the one found in SuSE's installation where
the user there can do some more advanced configuration (e.g.
configure the ethernet card, printer, sound card and monitor) or
leave it as-is (autodetect) and reboot the machine to enjoy
Mandrake 9.1. I don't have major complaints about the installation
procedure, except maybe a single bug I encountered: the
installation would pick the audigy() driver for my first generation
SBLive! instead of the emu10k() driver, and it would not turn on
ALSA on boot by default. I installed Mandrake 9.1 twice and both
times the same problem happened, I had no sound at all, until I
turned on ALSA and picked the emu10k() driver manually (older
versions of Mandrake didn't have problem with this card)..."
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