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How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

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Mad science gone horribly, horribly wrong(or right).

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So I decided "Hey, let's upgrade Mandrake versions! I'll switch from 9.2 to 10.0."

The 10.0 install was broken as _shit_. I tend to not like it when the installer asks for cd 4. Mind you, there were only 3 cds. Shockingly, a whole bunch of shit didn't work.

So I reinstalled 9.2, and now have this strange hybrid 9.2/10.0 system. All the branding says 10.0, and I've got KDE 3.2 instead of 3.1, but I'm running the 2.4 kernel and I have GCC again. Yes, in 10.0, GCC broke. For the non-linux- there's not a fuck of a lot you can do without GCC.

Hopefully I don't discover anything else that's thoroughly broken now.
  • boo...sorry to hear.

    that sounds like my attempt several years ago to switch from windows to linux.
    The end result was a hybrid hdd format mix of fat32 and linux, which the computer reported the 1.86 GB drive as being something like 500-ish KB, with 1 MB extended memory and the rest was virtual memory, but couldn't be accessed.
    It took a comp science friend several days to make the drive usable again.
  • Odd, Mandrake nomrally is good... Sounds like my troubles wiht 8.0 though... it was bad. Windows 95 on a bad day was more useable than Mandrake 8.0 on a good day. Reverted very quickly.
    • I was very dissapointed. It is the Community release though, not the full one. And I think it's more an issue with their upgrading procedures than the install one- I think the modifications I made while running 9.2 broke it.

      At any rate, Mdk 9.6 (as I've termed my install) seems to be working out alright- I reverted to the 2.4 kernel (2.6 doesn't get along well with VIA chipsets anyway), but still have KDE 3.2. It's very confusing. Unfortuantely, the little Doom-guy CPU load applet doesn't work in 3.2, which means I lost that. ::sniffle::
  • Mandrake is teh evils
    • When I was making the switch, I was going "Not Red Hat (been there, want something new) and something that's easy to configure."

      My biggest turnoff to *nix had been making it behave like a proper little bitch. Mdk got some good reviews, so I figured, "Hey, what the helll." I may switch distros at some point. Might even go the Red Hat route again.
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