May 21, 2003
Mandrake 9.1: can installation get any easier?
Joe Barr writes "I received a review copy of Mandrake Linux PowerPack 9.1 last week. I was happy to see it, but as I noted in the story about my frugal Red Hat 9 upgrade a couple of weeks ago, I'm a little hardware-challenged at the moment. Did I let that stop me? Of course not! When the going gets tough, I did what I usually do, I begged my long-suffering girlfriend, Susan, for help. Sure enough, she allowed me to use the well-traveled Sony laptop in her possession to replace the Red Hat 8 installation with Mandrake 9.1. Her only requirement was that I not lose any of her data. She wanted her e-mail, browser settings, and pictures intact. With warning bells ringing in my head, I assured her that her files were absolutely safe with me, and no possible harm could come to them."