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Join Date: Nov 2009
11-30-2009, 03:18 PM
It is correct that you can't use unetbootin to dump Mandriva to a stick, but that's no problem, because all Mandriva ISOs (including the DVDs) are hybrid-isos.
You can easily dump the ISOs using 'dd' (for example: dd if=mandriva-one.iso of=/dev/sdb). Or you just use the graphical tool Mandriva-Seed which is available as windows and linux version:
You find it on every Mandriva mirror:
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
12-02-2009, 11:52 AM
I used the link you sent and downloaded the seed program (win) and now have Mandriva running from a USB flash drive on my mini. Thanks again for taking the time to send the link and I hope others use it to try out Mandriva.
To tell the truth I am a little confused as to why there seems to be a lack of intrest in running Mandriva on the 1010. Especially considering they seem to have the best working GMA 500 drivers. At least the best without having to jump through hoops to get a working system.
Have you used Mandriva much and has it performed well on your mini? So far I have had no problems since installing it to the USB drive. Thanks again. fdalbor
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Join Date: Nov 2009
12-04-2009, 11:43 AM
To say the truth: I doesn't have an mini right now. :-/
I was just looking for a netbook which fits my requirements and one of those was the mini. I found this thread because I was looking after some reviews of mandriva on it, because Mandriva is my favourite distribution.
Nevertheless, for those of you who wants to use Mandriva the Mandriva Netbook Edition could be interesting for you. It's just Mandriva One Gnome, with the Netbook interface of the UNR and some extra drivers/firmware. So everything should work out-of-the-box. It's also available with persistent /home-Partition:
[MUD] MUD-Netbook-Edition 2010.0 with persistent /home | Mandriva Forum
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