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Mandrake 8.2 Final release

By Phantasm66
Mar 19, 2002
  1. Well, it had to happen sooner or later with a different beta or release candidate on the website nearly every time I checked!

    The isos have been uploaded to the following ftp mirror sites. Good luck, most are busy:

    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)


    LATEST: The list of servers offering the iso files have been whittled down! I think they are lying as well, because I am still downloading from the french mirror fr2.rpmfind.net ! Now it reads:

    Italy


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


    Last modified: Tue Mar 19 01:31:48 2002



    The french site was jammed last night, and it took my about 30 tries to finally connect.... I think only about 150 or so users can connect at once..... And usually I get about 12o kbps connection with this server, but now its 20 kbps....

    More later if I know more, but apparently this linux is REALLY worth trying out!
     
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    Now its changed again and its only a czech mirror and another one that have the files! fr2.rpmfind.net stopped responding!

    I WILL be the first to download and install this!
     
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    Every time I check the mirror lists for the isos on mandrake's site the list has changed.

    I am getting it from an unlisted server (ftp.mirror.ac.uk) - I am almost finished on the third CD.
     
  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,576   +269

    Stop having conversations with yourself. You know what they say about that! :giddy:
     
  7. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    Hehehe very good!

    Just thought it might interest some to see how you can hunt for something a day after its come out....
     
  8. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,576   +269

    Yeah its not always a case of "click here".
    So many dead and slow links. It's often hard to find a good link.
    Most annoying is when you download successfully and find that the huge file you downloaded is corrupt :(
     
  9. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    I finally got the whole thing last night, having downloaded from about 8 different servers all over Europe.....
     
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