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>James Dawson wrote:
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>> Hello all!!
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>> I have YDL 2.1 on CD and it is great!
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>> However I never learned how to download from the YDL site to make CD_ROMS.
>> YDL 3.0 is 6 CD's worth of data, and I don't know what to separate where..
>> I'm also clueless about ISO , whatever that may be,...
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>> Please help a newbie out; I can't find anything on YDL's support pages
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>> Thanx;
>> jyhm

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>(0) 3 CDs, not 6.
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>(1) go to: http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/resour..._mirrors.shtml
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>(2) click on the link: Yellow Dog Linux 3.0 ISOs (CD-ROM images)
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>(3) Download:
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>.../pub/yellowdog/iso/yellowdog-3.0-sirius-20030530-install1.iso
>.../pub/yellowdog/iso/yellowdog-3.0-sirius-20030530-install2.iso
>.../pub/yellowdog/iso/yellowdog-3.0-sirius-20030530-install3.iso
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>If the ftp site is too slow or unresponsive, choose another site listed at
>the end of the ftp_mirrors.shtml page and proceed from that other site. Try
>to download the "20030530" set, not the "20030325".
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>(4) Optional: get also the md5sum file located in the same ftp directory.
>For each of the .iso you downloaded, do:
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>shell> md5sum <...>.iso
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>For yellowdog-3.0-sirius-20030530-install1.iso it will reply:
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>4d4e708331af59f0da1310a12fcb2081 yellowdog-3.0-sirius-20030530-install1.iso
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>which you can compare with the digest in the md5sum file you downloaded. If
>the digest is different it means that your downloaded file is not identical
>to what the original publisher intended it to be.
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>If you want to know what the hell md5 is:
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>http://www.fourmilab.ch/md5/
>http://www.google.com/search?q=md5
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>A few hours later...
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>(5a) Use cdrecord (at the prompt as root) to burn your 3 .iso images. If you
>do not know the device to specify:
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>shell> cdrecord -scanbus
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>To burn a CD:
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>- Open the CD burner tray
>- Put a blank CD
>- Invoke cdrecord (in the line below we burn at x12)
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>shell> cdrecord -v speed=12 dev=0,0,0 .iso
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>If you do not know what the hell the line above means:
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>shell> man cdrecord
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>If the man page leaves you in the cold:
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>http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/CD-Writing-HOWTO.html
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>(5b) If you want to burn your CDs using Windows or MacOS refer to the
>documentation of your Windows (ex: Nero) or MacOS (ex: Roxio) product to
>learn how to burn an .iso image.
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>(6) You can now install YDL 3.0 using those 3 CDs. Suggested reading:
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>http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/suppor...ide-single.pdf
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>(7) Once you've installed your system and rebooted. Get a prompt, as root:
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>shell> man yum
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>to learn what yum is.
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>shell> yum update
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>To get your system updated with the last updated RPMs from YDL.
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>(8) YDL 3.0 being the RH 9 PPC incarnation plus the work that TerraSoft put
>into it (i.e. supporting all the clunky PowerPC hardware we still use with
>love and affection), you can learn a lot of things by downloading the RH 9
>documentation located there:
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>http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/
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>Except for the installation, the documentation will mostly apply to YDL 3
>and allow you to learn plenty of things.
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>(9) For the unexpected road blocks:
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>http://lists.terrasoftsolutions.com/mailman/listinfo
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>Subscribing to yellowdog-general and yellowdog-newbie is a good idea.
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>(10) The YDL web site uses google to search and find. Use it. For instance,
>if you enter "ydl 3 iso download" and click on the yellow round button,
>this leads you to:
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>http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/resour..._mirrors.shtml
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That is Great!!!! Thank you for such an in depth explanation, it is really
more than I expected, after so many snobbish replies.

If I am to download only the iso installs,... what are all the other files
for

ftp://ftp.yellowdoglinux.com/pub/yel...yellowdog-3.0/


/yellowdog-3.0/

/en/

/os/

--> GPL
--> README
--> RELEASE-NOTES
--> RPM-GPG-KEY
--> SRPMS -**
--> YellowDog -***
--> autorun-template
--> boot -***
--> images -***
--> misc -***




Thanx;

jyhm