Mandriva 2011.0 - Supreme start, unhappy ending

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Le review pour Mandriva 2011.0 with KDE desktop: Worry not, that pretty much sums up my knowledge of French. Anyhow, the review covers live usage, installation and post-install experience; topics include Wireless, Bluetooth, Samba sharing, look & feel, new interactive menu, multimedia support, dual-boot configuration with Windows 8, package management, 3D effects, system resources, suspend & resume, errors, warnings, numerous problems, and more. A weird blend of good and bad. Read on.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/mandriva-2011.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. Martijn2

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    Thanks for the review Mrk, I will skip this one :D I haven't tried Mandriva since it was called Mandrake, but I doubt that I will try it anytime soon.
     
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    again nice and fair review of your mrk :thumb:

    i also read your review on Mageia as well its pretty same what i experiance but on live cd mode :D i wonder how did i miss it.

    i tried is few weeks ago evething look ok on vmware but when i run it form live cd ..............gooosh all crap its stuck and unable to boot :mad:

    i wish i read your review before experimenting on it save lot time and a burned cd ...............as my net slow and takes 4 hours to download a distro only. :doubt:

    Anyways Mandriva always fascinate me its the only distro which could be given one of perfect desktops because of its control center and looks to kill alone ............ but pity if its not stable and buggy i wait a little more thanks again for beautiful review.
     
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    can anyone do me a favor can any one add it to rar files and split dvd iso into parts and post it on rapidshare my ISP dosent allow me to download more than 1.2 gb at a time so parts would be great :D

    or using lxsplit ....etc

    i know its buggy but temptations are there i want to try it. :D
     
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    The firefox extension DownThemAll let's you pause and resume large downloads.
    Would that work for you, Mack?
     
  7. linuxforall

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    Use Jdownloader, best for this purpose.
     
  8. mack_guy911

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    thanks

    but moretime i see file get corrupted when pausing and resuming it misses the between files maybe i wrong let me try again its long time.


    what here i and my brother use to do is if iso ...etc is bigger then we rar and split it on 100mb files upload it to rapidshare and then join on download it always work :thumb:
     
  9. wilbertnl

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    Mack, Worry not:

    When your paused download is completed and the checksum does not verify, you are able to correct that with rsync.
    In the list of mirrors you find a rsync server and you run a command that reads like:
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    # rsync -vrt rsync://carroll.cac.psu.edu/MandrivaLinux/official/iso/2011/Mandriva.2011.i586.1.iso ./Mandriva.2011.i586.1.iso
    The reason that I think of an alternative solution for you is that i didn't download Mandriva yet and thought of how bandwidth limits could be handled. Perhaps distro providers should offer DVD iso's in 500 MB chunks.
     
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