From: ra (asa at domain gofree.indigo.ie)
Date: Fri 11 Feb 2000 - 11:38:31 GMT
I have now reverted back to Mandrake 6.02. Everything is working fine now.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ronny Bangsund" <fvacuum at domain yahoo.com>
To: <ilug at domain linux.ie>
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2000 4:35 PM
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Mandrake 7.0
> --- ra <asa at domain 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
> perfectly well.
> 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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