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Hey. I installed Mandrake 10.1 Community a few weeks back and it's been running fine. However, I want to install 10.1 Official so I can get OS updates since that ...
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    10.1 Community -> Official transition


    Hey. I installed Mandrake 10.1 Community a few weeks back and it's been running fine. However, I want to install 10.1 Official so I can get OS updates since that feature's disabled in Community. Is there a safe way I could upgrade the OSes without having to reformat and reinstall everything, or will I have download another set of ISOs and start over in order to upgrade?

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    You don't have to reformat to upgrade. I'd suggest downloading the ISO's. You'll have an option to upgrade when you start the installer. I'm sure you can upgrade another way, but I think that'll be the easiest.

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    I think you can do it in a better way.

    I'm not sure it will works, but it has worked for me moving from 9.2 to 10 and from 10 community to 10 official

    So, first of all you need a broadband connection.

    Become root and then
    Code:
    urpmi.removemedia -a
    This will remove all your old media (CD, web...)

    Than go to http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ and follow the instruction to add all the 10.1 Official sources (the site will give you the shell commands like
    Code:
    urpmi.addmedia --update updates ftp://ftp.fi.muni.cz/pub/linux/mandrakelinux/official/updates/10.1/main_updates with media_info/hdlist.cz
    Be sure to choose all the sources for main, contrib, updates and plf.

    Now you should have all the sources properly configured. You just have to upgrade all the packages.
    It should be better if you now switch to not graphical mode with:
    Code:
    init 3
    Finally upgrade the packages with:
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/urpmi --auto-select --auto --no-verify-rpm
    When it finishes you have a Mandrake 10.1 official.

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    Hey, thanks eagleone! That worked just great, although some packages refused to download because of some "invalid username or password" errors with one of the servers. However, it's still works fine. Thanks again.

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    Hi, I used the above mentioned method and now GNOME has stopped working. And apparently mozilla, evolution and a few other apps are uninstalled. Also, the mandrake control centre is nowhere to be found. Any help will be duly appreciated.

    Thanks

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    I think I will just wait for 10.1 official to become available for downloading

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    MDK 10.1 Official is available for d/l.

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    MDK 10.1 Official is available for d/l.
    only if your a member. If I am wrong PLEASE send the link! cause its not on mandrake website. Oh and mandrake 10.1 bata is still on linuxiso.org

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    Look at the mirror sites
    FTP Listing of /pub/mandrakelinux/devel/iso/10.1/i586 at ftp.phys.ttu.edu
    Mandrakelinux-10.1-Commu... ............. Sep 20 2004 10:38 728762368
    Mandrakelinux-10.1-Commu... ............. Sep 20 2004 12:01 728997888
    Mandrakelinux-10.1-Commu... ............. Sep 22 2004 16:32 647

    its not the official

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