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Mandriva 2010 One

by Ray_moe / May 30, 2010 11:06 AM PDT

With the many threads in the forum about Mandriva

I download a live cd and opened

2 questions...From searching google I am assuming it is rpm...What is the package manager called and is it on the live cd...To clarify in Ubuntu it is call synaptic

Thanks

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Mandriva 2010 One
by Ray_moe / May 30, 2010 11:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Mandriva 2010 One

Sorry I forgot to mention this is the KDE Desktop

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If you install
by R_Head / May 30, 2010 11:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Mandriva 2010 One

Mandriva you use this site. http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

Is for Easy URPMI

Mandriva uses RPMs are Red Hat. In fact, when Mandrake (used to be called back then) used Red Hat Packet manager since was the best back then and still somewhat today.

The packet systems are RPM and APT one is Red Hat and the other is Debian. All Linuxes are spin offs from one or the other.

Some RPMs from Red Hat does works but not all of them.

You need to set the repos (on the *buntus are just a few). Once is done you can search for the Application by going in the MCC and choose Add Software. That simple.

If you want to go by the command line, which I hate the commands are.. urpmi (packet name) or urpme to delete the application. I hardly use them.

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Forgot to mention...
by R_Head / May 30, 2010 11:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Mandriva 2010 One

It uses URPMI and SMART. Either one is fine

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You can run this commands
by R_Head / May 30, 2010 12:01 PM PDT
In reply to: Forgot to mention...

On a command console. This is the only time that I use it.

For this, you need to open a command console, type " su " (without the quotes) and hit enter, use the root's password and hit enter.

For SMART copy and paste this commands on Super User rights.

smart channel -y --add 'Main' type=urpmi baseurl='ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/ftp.mandriva.com/MandrivaLinux/official/2010.0/i586/media/main/release' hdlurl=media_info/hdlist.cz
smart channel -y --add 'Contrib' type=urpmi baseurl='ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/ftp.mandriva.com/MandrivaLinux/official/2010.0/i586/media/contrib/release' hdlurl=media_info/hdlist.cz
smart channel -y --add 'Non-free' type=urpmi baseurl='ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/ftp.mandriva.com/MandrivaLinux/official/2010.0/i586/media/non-free/release' hdlurl=media_info/hdlist.cz
smart channel -y --add 'Main Updates' type=urpmi baseurl='ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/ftp.mandriva.com/MandrivaLinux/official/2010.0/i586/media/main/updates' hdlurl=media_info/hdlist.cz
smart channel -y --add 'Contrib Updates' type=urpmi baseurl='ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/ftp.mandriva.com/MandrivaLinux/official/2010.0/i586/media/contrib/updates' hdlurl=media_info/hdlist.cz
smart channel -y --add 'Non-free Updates' type=urpmi baseurl='ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/ftp.mandriva.com/MandrivaLinux/official/2010.0/i586/media/non-free/updates' hdlurl=media_info/hdlist.cz
smart channel -y --add 'PLF Free' type=urpmi baseurl='ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/plf/mandriva/2010.0/free/release/binary/i586' hdlurl=media_info/hdlist.cz
smart channel -y --add 'PLF Non-free' type=urpmi baseurl='ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/plf/mandriva/2010.0/non-free/release/binary/i586' hdlurl=media_info/hdlist.cz

Same steps apply if you want to use URPMI...

urpmi.addmedia main ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr/pub/linux/MandrivaLinux/official/2010.0/i586/media/main/release with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia --update main_updates ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr/pub/linux/MandrivaLinux/official/2010.0/i586/media/main/updates with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia contrib ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr/pub/linux/MandrivaLinux/official/2010.0/i586/media/contrib/release with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia --update contrib_updates ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr/pub/linux/MandrivaLinux/official/2010.0/i586/media/contrib/updates with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia non-free ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr/pub/linux/MandrivaLinux/official/2010.0/i586/media/non-free/release with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia --update non-free_updates ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr/pub/linux/MandrivaLinux/official/2010.0/i586/media/non-free/updates with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia --update plf-free ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr/pub/linux/plf/mandriva/2010.0/free/release/binary/i586/ with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia --update plf-nonfree ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr/pub/linux/plf/mandriva/2010.0/non-free/release/binary/i586/ with media_info/hdlist.cz

Have fun !!

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Coppy alll the...
by R_Head / May 30, 2010 12:03 PM PDT

SMART or URPMI command. You do not need to type one line at the time, copy the whole group and hit enter.

URPMI or SMART will do the rest.

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Mandriva
by Ray_moe / May 31, 2010 6:30 AM PDT
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As a Noob
by R_Head / May 31, 2010 7:10 AM PDT
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Stick with the Live Disc for now, is much easier to deal with.

Mandriva Flash is the USB stick version.

I had successfully installed Mandriva on an USB Hard Drive. Mandriva used to sell it, was called the Globetrotter. But is as easy as loading it on a PC.

To avoid installing a Boot Loader on the wrong disk, I disconnected the Hard Drive from the system and installed the OS that way. There is a part during install, that you can copy the whole DVD, so I did. That way I have all the need it drivers when I jump from system to system.

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Mandriva
by R_Head / May 31, 2010 7:15 AM PDT
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Uses GNOME or KDE.

KDE is the default choice. The history behind it is that KDE is much more user friendly than GNOME when it came out, so that is why. I am a KDE user, but GNOME is there to use if you want to.

Is not like Kubuntu and Ubuntu, just Mandriva and both desktop environment are there.

The desktop environments are pretty much standard across the Linux world. Some setups might be different but is pretty much all the same.

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Download the Torrent
by R_Head / May 31, 2010 7:17 AM PDT
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Download torrent
by Ray_moe / May 31, 2010 10:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Download the Torrent

My download for the live cd was a torrent,the one you suggested.

I currently have a triple boot system. My objective to installing on a usb or cd using remastering is so I can make changes and not lose them.

If I eventually like Mandriva with KDE desktop I will delete Debian Lenny with KDE desktop and install Mandriva.

I would like to set up the o/s as a workable system. I run both Gnome and KDE so have some knowledge of each. Looking for a KDE system that I can configure to my liking.

Thanks for the reply's
Ray

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