Despite the care we take to test isos for new versions of Mageia, we missed a potentially huge bug… It concerned the isos using the classical installer. If the user chose to add online media at the beginning of the installation, it would result in the system being updated to Cauldron, the development version of Mageia. This was due to the initial isos including a partial misidentification, referring to the development version (and not the Official one). The update media added pointed to Mageia Cauldron and not to the Mageia 3 repositories. Please note that users who chose to add online media only at the end of the installation would not be affected by this problem.
While the new isos were being prepared and tested, a temporary fix was applied on our infrastructure to automatically redirect to the Mageia 3 media. Thus only users of Cauldron were affected and should therefore explicitly install the media for Cauldron.
The patch has now been applied and new isos have been made available to replace the first ones.
If you download isos directly from one of our mirror, you can check easily that you have the latest version. Check the DATE.txt file on the mirror. You should have:
- DVD 32: Thu Jun 6 2013 3:40:24 p.m. EST
- DVD 64: Thu Jun 6 2013 3:49:47 p.m. EST
- Dual CD: Thu Jun 6 2013 3:56:17 p.m. EST
Using our web site (you can also do it in other cases), you can check md5sum:
- Mageia-3-dual-CD.iso: a2a9917c068d2a50ff2312821b055a1e
- Mageia-3-i586-DVD.iso: d80fd26018e98a03ae020f15327fccf4
- Mageia-3-x86_64-DVD.iso: 16547c7c1f933322122820468aa91e14
You can also check the contents of the following files (for example installation x86_64):
Mageia release 3 (Official) for x86_64