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Mandrake 8.2 Beta

By Phantasm66
Feb 14, 2002
  1. Mandrake 8.2 Beta 2

    Anyone given this a whirl?? I've downloaded the .iso files and am going to try an upgrade. Apparently a great deal of good, new technology in there.

    If you want to download the ISOs as well, here is a list of ftp mirror sites for download - pick the one nearest to you:

    Mandrake 8.2 beta for i586 processors.

    Austria


    ftp://gd.tuwien.ac.at/pub/linux/Mandrake-iso/i586/ (Vienna)
    Czech Republic

    ftp://mandrake.redbox.cz/Mandrake-iso/i586/


    Estonia

    ftp://ftp.aso.ee/pub/os/Linux/distributions/mandrake-iso/i586/


    France

    ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrake-iso/i586/ (Lyon)
    ftp://ftp.ciril.fr/pub/linux/mandrake-iso/i586/ (Nancy)
    ftp://ftp.proxad.net/pub/Distributions_Linux/Mandrake-iso/i586/ (Paris)


    Germany

    ftp://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/Mandrake-iso/i586/ (Esslingen)
    ftp://ftp.join.uni-muenster.de/pub/linux/distributions/mandrake-iso/i586/ (Muenster)
    ftp://ftp.uni-bayreuth.de/pub/linux/Mandrake-iso/i586/ (bayreuth)
    ftp://ftp.vat.tu-dresden.de/pub/Mandrake-iso/i586/ (Dresden)
    Netherlands

    ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/Mandrake/Mandrake-iso/i586/
    ftp://ftp.surfnet.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/Mandrake/Mandrake-iso/i586/


    Spain

    ftp://ftp.cesga.es/pub/linux/Mandrake-iso/i586/ (Galicia)


    Sweden

    ftp://ftp.chello.se/pub/Linux/Mandrake-iso/i586/


    Taiwan

    ftp://mdk.linux.org.tw/pub/mandrake-iso/i586/


    United Kingdom

    ftp://ftp.mirror.ac.uk/sites/sunsite.uio.no/pub/unix/Linux/Mandrake/Mandrake-iso/i586/ (Canterbury)


    United States

    ftp://ftp.cse.buffalo.edu/pub/Linux/mandrake-iso/i586/ (NY)
    ftp://ftp.orst.edu/pub/mandrake-iso/i586/ (Oregon)
    ftp://ftp.software.umn.edu/pub/linux/mandrake/Mandrake-iso/i586/ (Minnesota)
    ftp://ftp.stealth.net/pub/mirrors/ftp.mandrake.com/Mandrake-iso/i586/
    ftp://ftp.umr.edu/pub/linux/mandrake/Mandrake-iso/i586/ (Missouri)
    ftp://helios.dii.utk.edu/pub/linux/Mandrake/Mandrake-iso/i586/ (Tennessee)
    ftp://mirror.mcs.anl.gov/pub/Mandrake-iso/i586/ (Illinois)



    I got both of the CDs from the UK mirror site in about 2 hours or so. Just use Nero or whatever to burn the ISOs to CDs.

    I am going to give this a try, and will post back anything I find out.
     
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    This will be a day long remembered.... -Darth Vader.

    Oh, and its only been out since monday, I believe.:)
     
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Running 8.1 so far, I don't see the need to upgrade. What's new in the 8.2 ?
     
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    The force is strong with this one.

    Wait till I install it (soon) and hopefully I will be able to tell you.
     
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    No ship that small has a clocking device...

    An upgrade from 8.1 hasn't gone well.:eek:

    There are problems with several services crashing, and the environment variables were not set up properly under anything other than my root account; had probs starting X until I editing some config files.

    All my OS are drive imaged anyway, so its never anything to worry about for me trying these things.

    Will try a clean installation I believe.
     
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    It's not the first time I hear Mandrake upgrade to fail. Clean install is the best thing to do with almost every OS, anyway.
     
  7. Gandalf

    Gandalf TS Rookie

    Just backup yer home directory and nuke everything else.
     
  8. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    Don't be so surprised, your highness....

    A clean install has worked wonders.

    However, the squid and pro-ftp services crash during startup. I finally gave up on trying to make them work, and just disabled them with ntsysv.

    Still looking at this OS (posting from it now, in fact.)
     
  9. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Beta 3 is out, too. Was released yesterday. (Hey Phantasm, are you getting slow? :D)
     
  10. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am

    Give me a break!

    Okay, I'm gonna download it....

    Sound just rename this topic to Mandrake 8.2 Beta!
     
  11. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 773

    Anyone knows how long is the MDK8.2 beta cycle?
     
     
  12. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 875

    well, beta 3 is out so I guess the beta 2 cycle has ended.
     
  13. ryejay98

    ryejay98 TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Actually, Beta 4 is now out ... I believe its the last beta before the RC comes out ...
     
  14. henderrob

    henderrob TS Rookie

    Mandrake 8.1

    I have Mandrake 8.1, Win XP (got for Xmas), and Win98 for all my old peripherals that haven't got to work in Linux or XP. I think Mandrake 8.1 is solid and efficient especially for Linux newbies like me.
     
  15. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 773

    Thanks for the info. Just got 8.1 installed yesterday. Man... It's been a long time since I've touched Linux!
     
  16. ryejay98

    ryejay98 TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Alright, Ive got a problem with Mandrake :)

    Computer works fine with Redhat. But when using Mandrake, I'm having a problem with the mouse. For example, when I start the computer and X starts, the mouse doesn't work. I then log off of X and back in, and the mouse will work....
     
  17. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Which mouse? Did you choose it correctly when installing Mandrake?
     
  18. ryejay98

    ryejay98 TS Rookie Posts: 41

    I'm not sure what the mouse is ... came with a compaq presario 5400us.

    When doing the install, it did not auto detect the mouse. Using keyboard, I navigated to the mouse selection screen and then chose a generic ps/2 mouse. The next screen, letting you test your choice, worked fine and the mouse worked for the rest of the install.
     
  19. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 773

    For those interested, Mandrake 8.2 RC1 is out. Grab em and give it a spin. Those pple sure work fast...
     
  20. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    i'm checking the web site every day for the final release of 8.2
     
  21. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 773

    In that case, you should be interested in this article on Slashdot:

    http://slashdot.org/articles/02/03/17/040202.shtml?tid=106

    BTW, I can't access Slashdot right now. Do a search on Google and view its cached version.
     
  22. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    Yes, the final version was released today. I can't seem to get this on the mirrors right now, it seems to be jammed with people downloading it.

    Czech Republic


    ftp://mandrake.redbox.cz/Mandrake/iso/
    France

    ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrake/iso/ (Lyon)
    ftp://ftp.ciril.fr/pub/linux/mandrake/iso/ (Nancy)
    Germany

    ftp://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/Mandrake/iso/ (Esslingen)
    Iceland

    ftp://ftp.mbl.is/pub/mandrake/iso/ (Reykjavik)
    Italy

    ftp://bo.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/Mandrake/iso/ (Bologna)
    http://bo.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/Mandrake/iso/ (Bologna)
    Slovakia

    ftp://hq.alert.sk/pub/linux/distributions/mandrake/iso/
    ftp://spirit.profinet.sk/mirrors/Mandrake/iso/ (Bratislava)
    Taiwan

    ftp://mdk.linux.org.tw/pub/mandrake/iso/
    United States

    ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/distributions/mandrake/Mandrake/iso/ (North Carolina)
    ftp://ftp-linux.cc.gatech.edu/pub/linux/distributions/mandrake/iso/ (Georgia)
    ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/pub/linux/Mandrake/iso/ (Utah)
    ftp://mirror.mcs.anl.gov/pub/Mandrake/iso/ (Illinois)
     
  23. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    I finally, after repeatedly trying, got into the french mirror site fr2.rpmfind.net.

    i usually get about 120 kbps with that server, but now its about 20 kbps.... looks like this server is really busy giving the mandrake isos to folks....

    really looking forward to getting this....
     
  24. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 773

    This is awesome. Thanks for the info. I'm sure the mirrors have already been Slashdotted. I guess I'll have to wait a few weeks for the traffic to die down :(
     
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