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 ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/pub/linux/distributions/mandriva/official/2009.0/i586/install/images/boot.iso and write it to a CD.
Boot from the CD, choose FTP install. When asked for a location, type in 'archive.sun.ac.za' 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 ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/iso-images/mandrivalinux/official/2009.0
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 ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/pub/linux/distributions/mandriva/official/2009.0/i586
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 ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/pub/linux/distributions/mandriva/PLF/2009.0/$i/$j/i586; done; done
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