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    problems installing linux


    Hello, Please, if anyone can help, i'm desperate...
    I've worked my way through about 3 linux releases trying to install any one of the three that could work, but nothing seems to work.
    I just bought a new AMD 64bit pc, and now i'm having trouble installing my linux.
    I Have mandrake linux 10, mandrake 10.1 community and mandriva linux 2005 limited edition.
    Firstly, when I want to install my mandrake 10, I start the installation and then it tells me that there is no cd-rom, and to insert the additional drivers floppy (which I cant find).
    My mandrake 10.1 community installs, and boots, and starts etc...
    but, I can't seem to compile c++ code on it, it says the g++ command is not found or unknown... I also don't know how to install these packages.
    And then, my mandriva linux install starts but then just randomly reezes somewhere during the installation?
    I really need linux to do a c++ assignment and i am now clueless.
    Any ideas to how i can just get a linux installed on which I can compile my c++ code???

    It would be greatly appreciated
    Thanks

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    Have you tried installing gcc from the installation CD? It's been a while since I used Mandriva/Mandrake but you should have Install Software selection under Software Manager. Just perform a search for gcc.

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    10.1 Community is kinda buggy, try getting 10.1 official, it is more stable. Also gcc can be found under the development submenu in the Mandrake installer.
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    yes

    Yes, I went to install software in 10.1 (the one that installs), but I can't seem to find the gcc package there? How can I just install the package?

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    gcc can be found under development in the software update of the MCC:

    Or you can install gcc with urpmi, first setup the correct ftp servers using this easyurpmi site, then
    as root, enter into a terminal:

    Code:
    urpmi gcc
    if it finds several entries for gcc, select a gcc from the 3.x series as the 4.x series is kind of buggy (in my experience).
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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