[Mageia-discuss] Bits about upgrade from MDV 2010.2 to MGA1 RC

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Fri May 20 14:32:58 CEST 2011

On a 32-bit system I set up Mandriva 2010.2, installed all updates up
to today. Installed proprietary Nvidia driver, wifi (Atheros) is
working, same as sound and webcam.

Used a Mageia 32-Bit DVD for upgrade. The upgrade process went smooth except:
At the end of the process I wanted to install updates. The system did
something, but then after some seconds went on to the last installer
screen - without any error message.

After initial reboot after installation the system showed a message
that the proprietary driver for nvidia was not found and it is using
the free driver.
Then I had to re-configure wifi access data (password). It turned out
that no media were configured yet (except the install media). Media
setup via MCC worked without a problem.
After I did that I did "urpmi --auto-update" which sucked a couple of
hundreds packages and installed them, including a new kernel. That was
today, 11:30 UTC.
After that I did "urpme --auto-orphans" to have a clean system.

Next reboot built the nvidia module and everything was working.

To my surprise the *Mandriva Galaxy* welcome screen appeared! So this
was not erased, not even by --auto-orphans !

# cat /etc/product.id

# uname -a
Linux localhost #1 SMP Thu May 19 19:05:55
UTC 2011 i686 1386 GNU/Linux


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