Mandriva Linux


Installing Mandriva Linux 2009.0 via network

Please note that to install 64-bit Mandriva Linux 2009.0, replace 'i586' with 'x86_64' in the URLs given below.

If you want to do a network installation of Mandriva Linux, get the ISO boot image from and write it to a CD.

Boot from the CD, choose FTP install. When asked for a location, type in '' as the FTP server, and 'pub/linux/distributions/mandriva/official/2009.0/i586' as the directory, and it will start installation (and urpmi would be set up for you, of course).

Installing Mandriva Linux from CD/DVD

ISO images of the Mandriva Linux installation CDs/DVDs are available at

Hint: you may want to check the MD5SUM's, in Linux you can do it as follows (after downloading the ISOs and the *.md5.asc file to the same directory):

md5sum -c *.md5.asc

Boot from the CD/DVD and install.

Setting up your urpmi sources manually

Use these commands to enable your machine to get updates over the network.

Remove all your previous sources (not really necessary, just cleaner):

$ urpmi.removemedia -a

Add the main distribution:

$ urpmi.addmedia --distrib Archive

Add the PLF (Penguin Liberation Front) stuff:

$ for i in free non-free; do
     for j in release backports; do
        urpmi.addmedia PLF-$i-$j$i/$j/i586;

Updating URPMI sources and installing newest updates

If you have your URPMI sources set up as shown above, you can update your system with:

$ urpmi --auto-update

Kernels aren't updated automatically. Update your kernel with:

 $ urpmi kernel-desktop-latest kernel-source-latest kernel-desktop-devel-latest

Distributions/Mandriva (last edited 2008-11-17 13:45:25 by cwmoller)