Home > Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris > Mandrakelinux 10.2 Beta 2 (x86_64) Released Mandrakelinux 10.2 Beta 2 (x86_64) Released Eugenia Loli 2005-03-16 Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris 10 Comments The second beta of Mandrakelinux 10.2 for AMD64 and EM64T processors is now available for testing. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 10 Comments 2005-03-17 3:31 am Looking forward to this release. Peace 2005-03-17 10:28 am I’ve got a few friends who are eager to try this out on there AMD64 machines. 2005-03-17 11:39 am Tried the last version and even though it was pretty early, it was real snappy and had pretty darn good performance. Based on this, I really hope there’s a release of PCLinuxOS for X86-64 some day. 2005-03-17 1:58 pm Can anybody check if it FINALY works on LG CD/DVD drives ? No other distros have problems with it only Mandrake… 2005-03-17 3:47 pm Couldn’t get this to boot on my machine, oh well, maybe next time. 🙁 2005-03-17 4:27 pm That problem was fixed since it appeared in the 9.2 version.I installed 10 using one.No problems. Peace 2005-03-17 4:53 pm Other distros and kernels were affected by the LG drive problem, as it was a mainline kernel bug and nothing MDK specific. And as A+ Tech said, it’s been fixed (or more accurately worked around, as there was nothing ‘broken’ in the first place except LG firmware) since 10.0. In fact, since Cooker almost immediately after 9.2 unfroze, and since an early batch of 9.2 updates. 2005-03-17 5:39 pm Check your BIOS settings to make sure the CD is checked before the hard drive. If the BIOS settings are correct and it stilll does not boot, you can make a boot disk from Linux or Windows. There should be a boot image (probably called cdrom.img and it should be in a directory called boot I think (I do not have ny CD with me). To make a boot disk, from Linux you type in console : dd if=filename.img of=/dev/fd0 On Windows you can use the rawrite utility, provided on the first CD. 2005-03-17 7:48 pm > Other distros and kernels were affected by the LG drive problem, as it was a mainline kernel bug and nothing MDK specific. Wrong. It’s a specific MDK bug (a patch apply by MDK). > as there was nothing ‘broken’ in the first place except LG firmware Right. 2005-03-17 9:33 pm It’s half way between us both . The problem code was in a patch to enable packet writing (a commonly requested feature). MDKsoft did not write the patch, and some other kernels had it applied also. It was, however, never part of the official kernel, sorry that I gave the impression it was (I misremembered, this all happened a year and half ago remember :>).