[Lvlug] Mandrake update
Wed, 16 Jan 2002 19:10:56 -0500
Some weeks ago I sent a request to Mandrake for some demo disks and other
support materials. I have yet to receive a reply, I'll try again.
> Does Jeff have any feel for how many people in the LVCG have PPCs?? Is
> 10 sets enough (or likely to be far too many)?
I don't believe there are more than a few. I think one or two sets would be
enough, if more people want them I'll see that they get them.
> (I don't mind burning CDs, but I hate to burn a bunch that will be
> Again, any way of estimating how many people are interested?
Idea: The LVCG has a mailing list, I can post a message for those who want a
copy to email me by a certain date. They can pick them up at the meeting.
> An install of Mandrake can be made with CD1 only, CDs 1 and 2, or
> (maybe) with all 3 -- although I don't know as I write this what is on
> CD3. I've never been asked to load CD3, and, now that I think about it,
> I think it was supposed to be commercial apps, but I think it turned out
> that it's only demos of the commercial apps -- this has been an
> (occasional) source of complaint on the mandrake lists, especially for
> people who bought the CDs. I just looked at CD3, and I really can't
> tell much -- there are some there that look like they are probably
> I'm not sure where I'm going with this. I was thinking about offering
> "sets" of CD1 only, CD's 1 and 2, or all 3, but I'm not sure that will
> work very well.
> Another possibility is to just burn CD1, and ask anybody that installs
> it and wants the other 2 (or 1) CDs to sign up on a web page, and we
> deliver them to Jeff for distribution at the following meeting?
If the number would be limited, I would suggest the first two because there
is a lot of good stuff on the second disk.
> I really suspect there's nothing very exciting on disk 3. It looks like
> disk 2 has the majority of KOffice, although there are a few files on
> disk 1. I didn't look for the Gimp. Just looked, a 7.5 MB gimp rpm is
> on disk 1 (gimp-1.2.2-6mdk.i586.rpm), along with a gimpprint rpm. So
> maybe most people would only need CD1 for a good start / evaluation?
> (And CD2 if they want KOffice.)
> Just tossing out ideas. Others?
Might be a good idea to suggest that folks lay out the $29.95 for the boxed
copy, the book should be a real help to someone installing this for the first
> One final thing: I will need a known good copy of the CDs to burn from
> -- if I can get one at our next meeting that would work, or better, on
> the trip to New York. (Actually, an official copy of Mandrake 8.1 is
> one of the things I want to try to scarf up in New York, along with SuSe
I bought the Mandrake Standard Edition so that we would have a known good
copy, having trouble copying the first and third disks though, maybe my
reader is going. Have to mess with it.
> Randy Kramer
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