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Instructions: install Mandrake 10.1


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With all the new installs pending . . . . . . ;)INSTALLING MANDRAKE 10.1 OFFICIAL( General instructions ) . . . . . * Due to limitations of the forum software this how-to is split over 2 posts First read erratum: http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/errata.php3 - PreparationIf this is your first Linux install, check out Basic Rules for Install If you are replacing a previous Mandrake Install back up: - Your browser plugins located in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins - The ~/evolution directory ( When I restore it, I chown (change ownership) it back to "chown -R bruno:bruno evolution" )- The ~/.galeon/bookmarks.xbel ( or other bookmarks ) - Personal things in your /home directory - Your /etc/lilo.conf ( if you are booting mutiple distros ) - Your /etc/hosts, /etc/aliases, /etc/rc.d/rc.local, ~/.bashrc, ~/.exrc if you made any modification to these files. - Set your BIOS to boot from CD and disable PNP aware OS. - Put the first CD in the CD-ROM drive and boot your computer. - Install1st screen: The welcome screen. Press Enter Before the GUI comes back, the installer is loading into memory and devices are being configured. 2nd screen: Language selection 1.png ( Click to enlarge )The default is US English, Press Next 3rd screen: License agreement 2.png ( Click to enlarge ) Select "accept" and Press Next 4th screen: Is this an install or an upgrade ? 3.png ( Click to enlarge )Tick the box of "install" and Press Next ( Advice: NEVER use Upgrade !!! ) 5th screen: Security level 4.png ( Click to enlarge )Fill in "root" or your email address and Press Next 6th screen: The DrakX Partitioning wizard found etc. etc. 5.png ( Click to enlarge )- If you have your partitions already made: tick the box "use existing partitions" and Press Next - If you still have to make partitions, or want to change the size of the existing ones: tick the box "Custom Disk Partitioning" and Press Next You will be taken to the very intuitive and easy partitioning tool.Make a 4G partition for / and a 2G for /home. 7th screen: Choose file Mount points 6.png ( Click to enlarge )Chose the partitions where you want / and /home and Press Next ( Everybody using partitions for /tmp and /usr too . . you know what to do :'( ) 8th screen: Choose the partitions you want to format 7.png ( Click to enlarge ). . Leave the /home box unchecked if you want to keep your mail addresses and personal settings Press Next 9th screen: Packages 8.png ( Click to enlarge )Do like in the screen shot: tick all the boxes on the left, and only the last 3 on the right and Press Next NOTE: Including Gnome will also give you all the gnome programs you can also use in KDE . . so even if you intend to never use Gnome it is better to install it anyway. Now the install really starts. It takes about 16 minutes and you have to change CDs twice . . . . . * Will be continued in next post

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. . . . . 10th screen: Root password 9.png ( Click to enlarge )Fill in your root password twice and Press Next 11th screen: Adding a user11.png ( Click to enlarge )Fill in name twice and password twice and Press Accept 12th screen: Adding a user ( again :'( )Press Next 13th screen: Auto login12.png ( Click to enlarge )De-select the box, you do not want this, and Press Next NOTE: It is safer to not use this feature, and it makes sure that you can choose at boot what window manager to start. Also if you ever get a corrupted /home directory the non-autologin makes fixing a lot easier. 14th screen: Boot loader, 13.png ( Click to enlarge )Select "First sector of drive ( MBR )" and Press Next NOTE: It will automatically include your Windows partition for dual boot 15th screen: Summary, . . . . This is very important . . check all the settings, look at the difference I have in the two screenshots: 14.png ( Click to enlarge )Before configuring 15.png ( Click to enlarge )After configuring 16th screen: Updates . . . say NO and Press Next NOTE: This feature rarely works, you will have to do the updates in the MCC after the first reboot :( 18th screen: Complete . . remove your CD and Press Reboot After the reboot you absolutely have to install: Anacron, and get the Updates ( see and subscribe to This thread )Additionally you can add: xmms, xmms-alsa, aumix, galeon, gkrellm, kedit, mplayer, xine etc. etc.Please read the NOTES at the bottom of this post :( BrunoIMPORTANT NOTES:1). EVOLUTION: If you replace your current Mandrake install and want to keep your mail and addresses in Evolution: Do NOT format your /home partition !!If you have no separate /home . . backup the evolution directory, and after the install place it in /home BEFORE starting evolution . . . the new directory will be called .evolution ( hidden ) and uses another format for mail and addresses . . . only the procedure above will start a script to transform mail and addresses to the new format. If you miss this chance to save your data, there is no way back. . . . . only starting the full install from scratch. 2). NVIDIA: There was a bug in the nvidia drivers ( version Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1 ) regarding kernel 2.6.8 and up, BUT recently Nvidia released a new driver ( version Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1 ) the install of it should no longer be a problem. See Announcementnew drivers and Tip Install Nvidia Drivers3). UPDATES: Update problems ? No updates available ? Have a look Here and Here ( 4th post ! )

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