Mandriva 2010 Live CD

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  1. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

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    I made a iso image of this and in the beginning of boot I see the four prompts in the bottom left corner such as Help, Kernel Mode, Language and I forget the other, but anyway it won't boot. The white circle just goes and goes. Any ideas! Video settings were 800 x 600.

    I really like the looks of this OS it's more my speed.

    Thanks
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Did you verify the iso is ok?
    Did you verify the disc burned fine?
    You can run memtest before booting the kernel.
    Mrk
     
  3. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

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    Hi Mrkvonic,

    Yes, I did verify through Image Burn. What will memtest do? I really like the looks of this distro and want to use it and it's the only one I came across that won't work. Can you install this to your hard disk from the live CD? I wanted to try it first and if I like it install and use as my main OS and run windows from a virtual box (I think they call it).

    The downloads are a bit confusing. I always wanted to try Linux but it looked like chinese to me. This distro reminds me of windows and looks like it would be a easy transition. I d/l the one with KDE desktop. I have to look for the one with Gnome desktop.
     
  4. Trespasser

    Trespasser Registered Member

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    The latest that Mandriva has available is 2010.1 RC2. They have yet to release the Final and no set date. To my understanding there's still a few outstanding bugs to iron out. I tried RC2 just yesterday, as a matter of fact. Gedit kept crashing on me whenever I tried to use it (which was frequently). It was OK, I guess, but to me it is far behind Ubuntu as far as functionality goes. It did have Gnome Shell installed but you had to put "gnome-shell --replace" in Startup Applications to activate it. It also picked up and and installed my Broadcom bcm4312 rev 1 driver automatically. This did impress me. It runs the 2.6.33-4 kernel.

    Later...
     
  5. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

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    I didn't know it was not the final, thanks for the update.
     
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