The second beta of Mandriva Linux One 2006, our new installable live CD, is now available from most public mirror sites. This fixes a range of issues from the first beta. Please note that it's been reported that this release does not yet fix the commonly reported kernel panic on machines with multiple optical drives. If you experienced this bug with Beta 1, please don't spend your time and bandwidth to download this edition. We will try and release an updated beta soon which includes the fix for that problem.
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The second beta of Mandriva Linux One 2006, our new installable live CD, is now available from most public mirror sites. This fixes a range of issues from the first beta: here is Warly's list.
rename occident Americas-Western_Europe load usb-storage and sleep a "small" bit to be able to boot from USB CD-Rom drives move ide-generic to end of loaded modules clean /etc/iftab and /etc/shorewall/interfaces allow to disable services run harddrake because a crappy snd-usb-audio workaround may do something at shutdown (#21329) remove /etc/modprobe.conf and /etc/modprobe.preload build-machine specific stuff load 0disk/ide as well (Titi) remove useless ISDN network configuration file try not to run kat a second time when running kde apps as root (#21308) include zcip and tmdns (#21305) install ntp (#21287) really change META_CLASS in postInstall add printerdrake/scannerdrake related packages initial import of Mandriva One configuration files and draklive-install tool patch rpmdrake to be able to add base distro media (#21307) don't remove mandriva-theme disable services that slow down boot bump requirements use cups as defaultspooler (and don't prompt user with an annoying message) copy kside image use draklive-install-0.1-2mdk don't start/stop the tmdns service during install add kside image patch rpmdrake to be able to add base distro media (#21307)
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