I have recently (3 weeks ago) discover Mandriva, I liked it from the first install, I even made my system Dual Boot (Mandriva and Etch).
Mandriva is the former Mandrake Linux, which joined with Conectiva and now is called Mandriva, its creator Gael Duval is not anymore in the company and he is now starting a new project called Ulteo, from which you can also have the Installationg screenshots.
Ok, after this small “History lesson” we will go into Mandriva Installation screenshots. You can get Mandriva in two versions
These installation screenshots where taken using the DVD version for i386.
Select the language you want to use
Accept the licence
Choose the security level, which is better to put in standard if you are planning to use Mandriva for the house use, and to surf the web.
Also in this step you need to choose the administrator login or email.
Select where you want to install the system, in the free space of the disk, or if you want to manually work with partitions, in my case was in a new disk so I selected free space.
Select the software you want to install, I have also selected individual package selection, as I want to select some program that are not automatically selected.
I choose here to install Thunderbird as it is my favorite email reader.
Here I select to install gFTP it is a great FTP client, you can continue selecting the software you need.
On this screen you see a warning that the server cups is going to be installed, this is the print server, so other machines can print on your printers.
Enter twice the root password, choose a strong password, better with letters, number and special characters
Add your user.
If you need to add another user you can do it here.
Select if you want or not to be automatically logged on your PC, and also your preferred windows manager.
Select your screen resolution.
Select your time zone.
Choose the time server you want to use (you will need to be connected to the internet to sync your pc clock to the servers clock, but is recommended to have your time accurate.
Check for updates or not, I prefer not to do it at that time and do it later, but that could be risky if you are on the internet with no firewall protection, as you PC will go live with out the latest security updates.
Now you have it installed, and you can start enjoying your new Mandriva Linux, if you have any suggestions, please contact me.