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RP Racing

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I have Mandrake 9.0. Want to get 10.0. Do I have to remove 9.0 first or can you install 10.0 over top of it?
 

Titan386

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You should be able to tell the 10.0 installer to install on the same partition(s) that you use for 9.0. In the installation process, it will create a new filesystem on those partitions, erasing any data on them. You don't need to do anything special to prepare the system beforehand (besides backing up whatever data you want to keep).
 
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RP Racing

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Dont keep anything in linux, yet. Just dabbling in it. I want to build a new computer specifically for linux only.
 

dyefade

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RP Racing said:
Dont keep anything in linux, yet. Just dabbling in it. I want to build a new computer specifically for linux only.
In that case, you may as well do a fresh install. bear in mind what Titan said though, in most situations (ie where you use the OS as your regular box) the installer can be told to just upgrade where needed.
 
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mtnbikerjerry

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Make sure you install the kernel sources if you choose to install an Nvidia graphics card. This is after you have completely installed Mandrake 10.0.0

You will still have to modify your video settings under /etc/X11/XF486.confg with vi or emacs video =nv would have to be changed to video = nvidia

I think the kernel sources are located on the 3rd CD.

This is if you want open gl 3d graphics rendering. Quake and Unreal Tournament 2003 both rock in Linux dood.

J
 

DaWiper

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I had mdk9.1 on my rig before, and when I got mdk10 I tried to do a "upgrade" install. I'm not sure what went wrong, maybe I had to much stuff on mdk9.1, but my newly installed OS got so unstable that it made early versions of win95 seem like great stuff.
Did format and reinstalled mdk10 and everything has been great after that.
Some friends of mine have done the "upgrade install" from 9 to 10 and had great success.

About backup, remeber that hidden directorys (those with a "." in front of them) doesn't get burnt. At least they didn't when I tried to make a backup of my home directory with "K3b". Maybe I did something wrong, not sure.

Good Luck to you!
 

dyefade

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mtnbikerjerry said:
Make sure you install the kernel sources if you choose to install an Nvidia graphics card. This is after you have completely installed Mandrake 10.0.0

You will still have to modify your video settings under /etc/X11/XF486.confg with vi or emacs video =nv would have to be changed to video = nvidia

I think the kernel sources are located on the 3rd CD.

This is if you want open gl 3d graphics rendering. Quake and Unreal Tournament 2003 both rock in Linux dood.

J

What does any of that have to do with kernel sources..?
 

mtnbikerjerry

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dyefade said:
What does any of that have to do with kernel sources..?


You could have a nice install when you put in Linux 10 which is great. But then you find out you want to do some gamming.

The kernel source is an RPM installer and provides a link to your Operating System kernel under Linux. Otherwise you would have to create complex symbolic links so that your nvidia drivers can see them. This RPM for the kernel source alleviates this. (creates them for you, as well as some other directories)

Kind of a next thing. If you do not plan to game under linux, then kernel sources will not matter for you.

Mandrake just loads in a generic Nvidia driver. I am not sure how this applies for an ATI graphics card at the moment.

www.linuxquestions.org is a good place for starts. I had installed Mandrake 9 a long time ago succesfully, then I wanted to game on it.
 

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I installed Mandrake 9 as normal, no kernel sources. Then when I wanted to use OpenGL, I installed the nVidia drivers from the nVidia website, then changed the /etc/X11/X[something, guess it must've been F486].confg file by hand. I know that he'd have to install the kernel modules from the source if he wanted kernel support for his card but what's wrong with using the drivers?

NB, I'm fairly n00bish to this... please enlighten me if I've missed/said something stupid...
 

mtnbikerjerry

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dyefade said:
I installed Mandrake 9 as normal, no kernel sources. Then when I wanted to use OpenGL, I installed the nVidia drivers from the nVidia website, then changed the /etc/X11/X[something, guess it must've been F486].confg file by hand. I know that he'd have to install the kernel modules from the source if he wanted kernel support for his card but what's wrong with using the drivers?

NB, I'm fairly n00bish to this... please enlighten me if I've missed/said something stupid...

That is ok. I choose not to take things personal at this website. After all I was like you having to figure this stuff out alone with no help. Brave you are.

Nvidia has finally come up to speed especially with the 2.6 kernel. The help guides have improved.

The drivers have no problems themselves, but the way they are written from nvidia, from the last release I had dealt with need a symbolic link pointing to kernel headers. These "kenerl headers" issues can be alleviated by installing the kernel source RPM located on your installation CD's. Yes the kernel source headers are harder to find then the last release of mandrake. It was a toughy for Debian as well.

But do a search at Linux Questions www.linuxquestions.org for kernel headers in their forums, and believe me you will see a whole lot of reponses for it in addition to Nvidia as the topic or word in a paragraph.

Take care. Gotta sleep here. Been up responding to lots of posts and reading some CCNP stuff.
 

chasingapple

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Mandrake 10 is one of the few distros that actually sets up my Radeon 7200 with 3D acceleration and works quite well. It is using the new 2.6 Kernel and is quite fast. A very nice distro :)