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ALTERNATIVE MANDRIVA 2006 INSTALL


( NOTE: For Mandriva 2005 there are instructions Here )

There are two alternative ways to download and install Mandriva 2006

First get this file and burn it to CD: boot.iso)
( For other versions: you need the "boot.iso" located in the "images" directory )


FTP install
Burn the boot.iso to CD and boot from it . . then:

- Press Enter
- At the screen: "Please choose your install method" choose FTP server
- DHCP
- "Please fill entries" I filled in: "uranus" on first line ( name of my system ) and "lan" on second line.
- Wait until the connection is made and dialog shows up ( takes a while !!! )
- Question about proxy: leave blank
- When choosing the sources, tell it that you will select the source yourself "Specify the mirror manually"
- On the first line: "ftp.nluug.nl" and on the second line: "/pub/os/Linux/distr/Mandrakelinux/official/2006.0/i586" and press OK

Then the program will load into memory and proceed to go on as a normal install.



HD install
- Copy all the files from

URL
ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/Mandrakelinux/official/2006.0/i586

to a directory ( /home/bruno/i586 ) on a partition on your HD
Use Kget's integration in Konqueror and use the filemanager,
OR
The next command:

CODE
# rsync -P -v -r ftp.nluug.nl::Mandrakelinux/official/2006.0/i586 .

You DO need the dot at the end of that command !!!


- Boot from the boot-CD we made above
- It will give you a dialog where you want to install from: choose "hard disk"
- The next dialog will ask you from which HD ( if you have 2 )
- After that a dialog will ask you on what partition the files are located
- And the next dialog asks "Directory or ISO image _________" type "/home/bruno/i586" and press OK

Then the program will load into memory and proceed to go on as a normal install.



Bruno


-- May 26 2004 ( Revised and updated to Mandriva 2006 on Dec 14 2005 ) --


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