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Mandriva InstantOn

Mandriva InstantOn is a variant of their main distro based on their commercial product named "Mini". InstantOn is a boot-in-20-seconds minimalist Mandriva 2010.0-based distro aimed at providing a few applications (web browser, email, Skype, instant messaging, video and pictures) with a simple interface (just a few icons to single-click on).

The InstantOn iso image is an install image which can be transferred to a flash drive or a CD, whichever you prefer to boot from.

It will install itself by default into a 1.8GB partition # 1 that it will create on your hard drive. You may choose to use custom partitioning or use the existing partitions.

To gain admin access in InstantOn, click on the Multimedia icon, then the Home icon. Navigate to /usr/bin and click on the xterm icon. "su" to root: the password is "mini".

To add software, use vi to edit /etc/mandriva-release to Mandriva Linux release 2010.0 (Official) for i586, then add the 2010.0 repositories with
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