Note that IBM does not officially support this distribution for DB2 UDB V8.2. Any problems you encounter using this distribution must be replicated on a supported distribution before IBM Support will help you resolve the issue.
These notes are based on the 18.104.22.168–16mdk kernel and installing to a single-partition environment.
The pdksh package is not installed by default. If you want to install a multiple-partition environment on Mandriva Linux, you will have to install it using drakconf (it's on CD3). Also, no Java package is installed by default, so we don't have to worry about any conflicts arising from that.
The GUI based installation went smoothly, with no reported problems or issues. If you do experience a hang with the Java installer, try the Sun Java workaround described in the Fedora Core 2 section.
Be careful of the Mandriva Linux security msec utility – it can prevent DB2 from functioning correctly by changing the permissions on directories like /home/db2inst1/sqllib/ that must be world-readable for DB2 UDB to non-world readable. If you find that DB2 UDB is not working properly, investigate your security settings.