--- ra <asa at gofree.indigo.ie> wrote:
> It would be interesting to hear of everyone's
> experience with Mandrake 7.0.
MDK7, yes...sometimes a disaster, sometimes working
We've installed it twice on the same computer at work
now, and the first time, we selected maximum security,
which at least installed everything we asked for.
The second time, we selected low security, isntalled in
custom mode, but didn't change packages. Not too bad;
it was easier to get X to detect the card, for some
reason. Works fine. This was on an Aptiva 2153 type.
Another system had less luck; NVidia TNT2, Celeron 450,
128MB RAM, huge harddrive. It installed, detected the
graphics, but forgot to install numerous libraries.
Actually, it installed ALL of Gnome and KDE, but forgot
every single library package except glibc. We asked for
a development installation, custom, but didn't change
package selection (again). Glib, Gtk+, gnome-libs,
ncurses etc. missing. Not there. Simply forgotten.
I'm using MDK 6.1 (Cheapbytes version), with all the
gcc packages from MDK 7.0 (because it's safer). I plan
on taking a few more packages, but I won't even boot
MDK7 on my own system.
The packages work fine, the installer is unstable.
You should do the upgrading by hand, if you don't
convert, repent and change to Debian ;)
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