> Hello all!!
> I have YDL 2.1 on CD and it is great!
> 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,...
> Please help a newbie out; I can't find anything on YDL's support pages
(0) 3 CDs, not 6.
(1) go to: http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/resources/ftp_mirrors.shtml
(2) click on the link: Yellow Dog Linux 3.0 ISOs (CD-ROM images)
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".
(4) Optional: get also the md5sum file located in the same ftp directory.
For each of the .iso you downloaded, do:
shell> md5sum <...>.iso
For yellowdog-3.0-sirius-20030530-install1.iso it will reply:
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.
If you want to know what the hell md5 is:
A few hours later...
(5a) Use cdrecord (at the prompt as root) to burn your 3 .iso images. If you
do not know the device to specify:
shell> cdrecord -scanbus
To burn a CD:
- Open the CD burner tray
- Put a blank CD
- Invoke cdrecord (in the line below we burn at x12)
shell> cdrecord -v speed=12 dev=0,0,0 <path_of_iso_image>.iso
If you do not know what the hell the line above means:
shell> man cdrecord
If the man page leaves you in the cold:
(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.
(6) You can now install YDL 3.0 using those 3 CDs. Suggested reading:
(7) Once you've installed your system and rebooted. Get a prompt, as root:
shell> man yum
to learn what yum is.
shell> yum update
To get your system updated with the last updated RPMs from YDL.
(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:
Except for the installation, the documentation will mostly apply to YDL 3
and allow you to learn plenty of things.
(9) For the unexpected road blocks:
Subscribing to yellowdog-general and yellowdog-newbie is a good idea.
(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: