Re:  When is the Production Version of 2011 going to be Released?
Steve Morris <samorris <at> netspace.net.au>
2011-11-01 20:53:13 GMT
On 25/10/11 07:19, Florian Hubold wrote:
> Am 24.10.2011 21:45, schrieb Steve Morris:
>> There are a number of issues in 2011, particularly with kde, that
>> lead me to question whether the production version of 2011 has been
>> released yet. Can someone tell when it will be.
> As you can see from
> the "production version" was already released 2 months ago.
Thanks Florian. I had updated from 2010.1 to 2011 via my isp's 2011
mirror repositories, and the performance of that 2011 was horrendous,
not to mention all the bugs that were present up to sending my original
Subsequently I have installed a 2 TB hard disk and have reinstalled 2011
from scratch from an iso I downloaded from my isp, and have encountered
some very serious issues with it (ignoring the fact that tailoring of
what packages are installed is now no longer available, hence I cannot
specify that I don't want packages like Firefox and Thunderbird
installed, because they are too old).
Ignoring this issue, the most serious issue I have encountered is that I
partitioned my 320 GB hard disk that I was putting the Mandriva /home
and /boot partitions on with the Mandriva partition manager during the
install, and the Mandriva partition manager destroyed the partition
table on the hard disk, even though the installer claimed it had
successfully installed the distribution. I tried the partitioning
process several times, and the disk was unusable every time because the
partition table had been removed.
Also, having been able to get the distribution usable by partition the
hard disk using other tools, when I boot I get a message flash on the
screen of: Fatal: module IDE_CD_MOD cannot be found. If the module
name is meaningful I don't understand why Mandriva is trying to find it,
because I don't have any hardware that would require that module.
Because installation tailoring is no longer available, I could not
configure the process to install gnome, hence it only installed kde. I
have subsequently installed from the repositories Task-Gnome which
pulled in Task-Gnome-Minimal and 48 other packages, which I assume
constitutes the entire Gnome desktop, otherwise the Task-Gnome meta
package would have pulled in a lot more packages. When I now get to the
kdm login screen, and specify my userid and password, I am not given the
option of selecting which desktop I want to start, like every other
version of Mandriva all the way back to Mandrake 5 has done, how is this
desktop selection achieved in the 2011 environment?
Also, as a side issue, because I am using a tri-boot system between Win
7, Mandriva and Ubuntu, I made sure that Mandriva was installed last
because I wanted Mandriva's grub boot environment in the MBR rather than
the current Grub2 environment from Ubuntu. When I booted Ubuntu I
upgraded it to the current Ubuntu version, which unfortunately wrote its
Grub2 environemnt to the MBR, overwriting Mandriva's (The main issue
this caused was that as far as Ubuntu's grub was concerned the Mandriva
environment didn't exist, hence did not make the menus). As the Mandriva
iso is now a live cd as well as an installer, I booted into the live cd
and used MCC/boot configuration process to attempt to put Mandriva's
grub process back into the MBR, but this put the environment in what it
considered to be the MBR, rather than the real MBR. In the 2011
environment, how does one put Mandriva's grub environment in the MBR if
the installed system is not available to be booted from?