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Where are Mandrake Books Online?

I recently bought the MacMillan Mandrake 6.5 distribution and cannot locate the online books. Supposedly they are in pdf (Acrobat) format. Does anyone know the name of the rpm and/or CD Disc they are on?
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The Mandrake Documentation is on the CDROM in the /doc directory.  You can also access them online at


follow the documentation link at the lower left hand corner of the page.  There are also links there to the various Linux HOW-TOs on the sunsite page.  The HOW-TOs are also on the CDROM in the /RedHat/RPMS directory, but the ones online may be more up to date.
JEwellAuthor Commented:
I was trying to find the electronic copies of the Using Linux... books advertised on the box cover - not the HOW-TO's.

Thank you,

PS - LinuxCare nailed it on the head with the following:

"You must first logon as the root user and mount the 3rd CD-ROM.
Once you mount it, you must install Adobe Acrobat and then you can
read the .pdf files on the CD which are the actual books.  To do all
of this type the following commands from an Xterminal (command

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
cd /mnt/cdrom/Ebooks/
ls                   (you should see the linux-ar-40.tar.gz)
cp /mnt/cdrom/Ebooks/linux-ar-40.tar.gz /home/yourname
cd /home/yourname   (substitute yourname w/ the users name)
gunzip linux-ar-40.tar.gz
tar -xvf linux-ar-40.tar
cd ILINXR.install
cd /usr/local/Acrobat/bin

This will install and commence Adobe Acrobat 4.0 so that you can
read the books on the cd that are located in the Ebooks directory,
or /mnt/cdrom/Ebooks

- Linuxcare Technical Support"
If you got what you needed, you should close the question so it doesn't stay here forever.
The books are on the disc 3, labelled Extras Disc, under
the dir Ebooks. They are not compressed or RPM-ed, you
can even use Windoze to access them directly from the


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