Tested myself. Downloaded from Dropbox links to my /home/ben79/Downloads in OpenMandriva 2014 fully updated. I prefer to burn .iso’s in a stable system not in an Alpha or Beta system or Cooker. The times you get for any of this will be different and are very much hardware dependent.
[ben79@localhost ~]$ cd Downloads
[ben79@localhost Downloads]$ ls
iso download here took about 4 minutes. Checksum downloads are virtually instantaneous.
md5sum -c OpenMandrivaLx.2015.0-dev-rel-PLASMA.x86_64.iso.md5sum
sha1sum -c OpenMandrivaLx.2015.0-dev-rel-PLASMA.x86_64.iso.sha1sum
Burned to Memorex 16GB USB 3.0 Flash drive using ‘dd’ command:
sudo dd if=OpenMandrivaLx.2015.0-dev-rel-PLASMA.x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdd bs=4M
[sudo] password for ben79:
395+1 records in
395+1 records out
1659621376 bytes (1.7 GB) copied, 256.059 s, 6.5 MB/s
Where of=/dev/sd* is location of USB Flash drive. For a lot of people it will be /dev/sdb in my case it’s /dev/sdd. Burning Flash drive took about 4 1/2 minutes.
Then I boot it selecting the UEFI version to boot then select ‘Install OpenMandriva Lx’ and follow the steps to install. My install took about 4 1/2 minutes. Next reboot.
Here’s first problem. This is a Linux multi-boot machine and none of the previously existing systems have a bootable entry. So boot in to the newly installed system.
Open Konsole and run:
# urpme --auto-orphans
The 2 commands above are optional and I run them to remove unneeded software.
# urpmi --auto-update
The above will be using the repos that come with the default install which is the mirror list. In my case there are 63 packages to update. Among the packages updating are grub2-efi and grub2. During update one of them runs a script that updates /boot/grub2/grub.cfg and now the other previously existing systems will boot. That problem is SOLVED.
Note: Obviously in this example I’m not testing Live environment on .iso in fact I’m not even using it. In this example I’m testing an install to hardware only.
Edit 3/4/16: In file names removed beta and replaced with dev-rel.
Reason: This is not a Beta release.