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The nuts and bolts => Installation & Updates => Topic started by: tom poc on June 06, 2012, 01:44:22 am

Title: vl 7 light iso install
Post by: tom poc on June 06, 2012, 01:44:22 am
Trying to install vl 7 light iso from a fedora partition using vlinstall-iso script (from vl 6 I think). Complains that it can't find initrd.img in isolinux directory. Anybody tried installing latest version from iso directly?

Any guidance appreciated.

tom :)
Title: Re: vl 7 light iso install
Post by: nightflier on June 06, 2012, 06:18:00 pm
There have been changes from VL6 to VL7. Try the attached vinstall-iso-ng script. Copy the code to a file, make it executable and run as root. Let us know if it works for you
Title: Re: vl 7 light iso install
Post by: tom poc on June 07, 2012, 10:40:26 pm
Thanks Nightflier. Tried your file in same directory as iso but it told me couldn't find iso!

So burnt image and installed with light option (icewm). Seemed to go smoothly but ... gui login screen just has empty squares for text labels and won't let me type anything into text box.

More help needed.

tom
Title: Re: vl 7 light iso install
Post by: nightflier on June 08, 2012, 04:14:40 am
Try text mode. On initial boot loader screen, arrow down to the "TUI" entry and press enter.
If that works, try command "startx" to test X.
Title: Re: vl 7 light iso install
Post by: tom poc on June 08, 2012, 07:02:20 am
Thanks Nightflier.

Tried that and get empty squares on menu / desktop. Get text when I select an application. Presumably icewm can't find fonts?

Tom

ps installed on another old pc (to test disk) - all ok.
Title: Re: vl 7 light iso install
Post by: tom poc on June 09, 2012, 11:13:32 pm
Reinstalled on laptop using minimal install - all OK.

Tom :D
Title: Re: vl 7 light iso install
Post by: stendarr on September 29, 2012, 02:11:13 am
Had a exact error with the nightflier's ng script - ISO not found; managed to launch an installation with a mounted pendrive with iso on it.  ::)