Download the full official tree. It comes in at over 5 gig. The full
tree includes the usual mandrake, 3 gig of extra apps under contrib and
330meg of java apps under contrib/jpackage.
After downloading I have successfully created 4 versions including the
Hard Drive Installation.
1) Hard Drive/Network/FTP Install (same thing)
2) 10 CD version including everything
3) 5 CD Version (use to be 4 CDs. This will eventually be the ISO
4) 2 DVD Version which includes everything int the 10 CD Version.
Additionally I have discovered that Mandrake is stressing everyone for no
apparent reason. The much talked about 8 meg boot.iso file that is needed
to be able to boot and chose your method of installation, is no different
from the regular boot files that come on CD1 of any version.
The only thing you have to do is to edit the file "isolinux.cfg" in the
isolinux folder. Inside the file, remove all instances of
"automatic=method:cdrom" and save the file. Then create the images for
whichever "version" of mdk10 that you choose. To create the different
versions that I have listed above you have to do 2 things first:
1) edit the "hdlist" file in the "Mandrake/base" folder. In this file you
will find a list of all the hdlist.cz files needed to build a particular
version. Remove the 3 lines for "SRPM" files. Now depending on which
version you want to create, the 10CD and the DVD versions will have 3
a) hdlist.cz Mandrake/RPMS Installation CD
hdlist2.cz Mandrake/RPMS2 Contrib CD
c) hdlist3.cz Mandrake/RPMS3 Jpackage.org
take note of the paths above. if you downloaded the whole tree like I
did, you will have these folders. The RPMS folder is the standard 4 or 5
CD download version. The RPMS2 and RPMS3 folders added to the RPMS folder
make the 10CD and DVD version. So to make the 5CD version, remove the
last two lines. Dont forget to backup the original "hdlists" file.
2) To make the 10 CD or 2 DVD version, use the "mkcd"command below. Use
716800000 discsize for the 10CD version and 4000000000 for the 2 DVD
version. When the command finishes, the images will be in the directory
you specified after the -t option.
To make the 5CD version, move the folders "RPMS2" and RPMS3" someplace
safe and don't forget to remove the last two lines in the "hdlists" file
as described above. The RPMS2 and RPMS3 folders are only links so it
should take no time at all to move them. Then use 716800000 discsize and
run the "mkcd" command. Don't forget to move the RPMS2 and RPMS3 folders
back to their original location when you finish your 5CD images.
Also rememeber that you will need plenty of disc space if you wantto keep
all the images for all version on your hard drive. I have the 10CD, 5CD,
2 DVD and the HD install files all on my hard rive and they take up
mkcd --discsize 716800000 -t ./5CD-Version -a -s ./hdinstall
--discsize is the size of the image you want to make in bytes. the above
figure is for a 700M CD. I used 4000000000 (9 zeroes) to make 2 DVDs.
-t <path to where yu want to make the images>
-a means automatic creation based on the hdlist files and the downloaded
directory structure. It keeps you from having to use many other ugly
options on the command line.
-s <source directory of mdk10> this is the top fodler not thr RPM folder.
This top folder will have the "Mandrake" folder in it.