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The nuts and bolts => Installation & Updates => Topic started by: gacl on August 07, 2007, 10:16:21 pm

Title: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: gacl on August 07, 2007, 10:16:21 pm
Hi,

     I recently was able to install Vector Live to a UFD ( http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=3411.0 ) and now i need to put the installation disc on a UFD. Can that be done? Is it done with the same method as with a live disc? Thanks.

Gus
Title: Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: uelsk8s on August 07, 2007, 10:18:29 pm
you should be able to do it the same way
let us know how it goes,
uelsk8s
Title: Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: gacl on August 08, 2007, 04:54:15 pm
I did everything exactly as i did with the last one but it doesn't boot. I was getting an error of "kernel image not found", or something like that, so i had to move extlinux.conf to the root directory. Even with that it gets stuck at boot:. Any ideas?

Gus
Title: Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: uelsk8s on August 08, 2007, 06:03:19 pm
what version are you trying?
I got the 5.8 soho to work before but std wouldnt work because of the kernel
Title: Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: gacl on August 08, 2007, 06:32:54 pm
I use the standard version. What do you mean "because of the kernel?" The SOHO version will probably be too heavy. Thanks.

Gus
Title: Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: uelsk8s on August 08, 2007, 06:35:40 pm
the kernel didnt have everything built in i needed to boot from the device.
You can use the soho kernel to boot the std installer though
Title: Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: gacl on August 09, 2007, 12:18:24 pm
Do i need to download the SOHO ISO and burn it? Or is that kernel available somewhere else? I suppose it's this: VL5.8-SOHO-final.iso. Thanks.

Gus
Title: Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: rbistolfi on August 09, 2007, 02:01:03 pm
Pick one kernel from here :D:

ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.8/kernels/

I think the soho kernel was the 2.6.20.3
Title: Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: gacl on August 10, 2007, 10:27:05 am
I downloaded 2.6.21.1. The higher the number the better, right? Where do i put this, though? Do i have to convert it to vmlinuz? I don't see a vmlinuz on the install disc. Thanks.

Gus
Title: Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: gacl on August 12, 2007, 11:40:54 am
Maybe i've been misunderstood. The installation disc gets stuck at boot:. I have been unable to install Vector in that machine.
Title: Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: lagagnon on August 12, 2007, 07:31:33 pm
Do you mean a VL install CD that you burned yourself? If it doesn't get past boot then it is usually:

1) faulty CD burn (try slower speed, better media)
2) ISO burn untested with md5sum
2) faulty CDROM drive
Title: Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: gacl on August 13, 2007, 08:51:38 am
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Do you mean a VL install CD that you burned yourself?

No, it's a USB flash drive. I'm trying to put the installation disc on a UFD because my Dell laptop has no optical drive.
Title: Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: uelsk8s on August 13, 2007, 09:18:21 am
rename the 2.6.21.1 kernel to sata and replace the one in he kernels folder
Title: Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: gacl on August 15, 2007, 01:54:02 pm
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rename the 2.6.21.1 kernel to sata and replace the one in he kernels folder

Now i get: Could not find kernel image: kernel/sata.

I downloaded the kernel twice, just in case. It is in the right place: isolinux/kernel. *sigh*

Just a reminder: isolinux.cfg was renamed to extlinux.conf and moved to the root of the drive ( from the isolinux directory).
Title: Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: uelsk8s on August 15, 2007, 02:28:23 pm
so then it should say
  kernel isolinux/kernel/sata
in extlinux.conf
Title: Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: gacl on August 15, 2007, 08:38:29 pm
I'm getting:

Quote
Loading
Invalid or corrupt kernel image.

Here's the extlinux.conf file:

Quote
default isolinux/kernel/sata initrd=initrd.img load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=18000 rw root=/dev/ram
prompt 1
display message.txt
F1 f1.txt
label linux
  kernel isolinux/kernel/sata
  append initrd=initrd.img load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=18000 rw root=/dev/ram
label sata
  kernel isolinux/kernel/sata2
  append initrd=initrd.img load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=18000 rw root=/dev/ram
label scsi
  kernel isolinux/kernel/scsi
  append initrd=initrd.img load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=18000 rw root=/dev/ram
label linux2
  kernel isolinux/kernel/sata
  append initrd=initrd.new load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=18000 rw root=/dev/ram
label sata2
  kernel isolinux/kernel/sata2
  append initrd=initrd.new load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=18000 rw root=/dev/ram
label scsi2
  kernel isolinux/kernel/scsi
  append initrd=initrd.new load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=18000 rw root=/dev/ram

I also tried the 2.6.20.3 kernel that rbistolfi suggested, but i get the same thing.
Title: Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: exeterdad on August 16, 2007, 04:18:05 am
gacl
You are one dedicated person!  Hope you get this resolved.  This has been an interesting thread.
Title: Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: gacl on August 21, 2007, 06:50:33 pm
OK, it's booting now.

I started from scratch. I partitioned as /dev/sda1, then mkfs.ext3, and then i copied all of the Vector files to the drive, and then i had to use Puppy 'cause i don't think Vector has extlinux.

I created a boot directory, did extlinux -i boot, did mv isolinux/isolinux.cfg boot/extlinux.conf, moved initrd.img and the kernel folder to boot too, and now it's booting.

Now, i kind of knew this was going to happen but i get the "Something Is Wrong" box. The one that says: "ERROR ERROR ! I could not find the install media on the hard disk or the CDROM as well. Please check. . ." etc.

What do i do now?
Title: Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: stoichyu on August 21, 2007, 10:03:22 pm
Does the kernel have usb and usb mass storage device modules built-in? Or as separate modules? Also, did you put the iso in the root of the drive?
Title: Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
Post by: gacl on August 22, 2007, 03:33:12 pm
Sweet, sweet victory!

I downloaded the ISO to one of the partitions in the drive, and. . . done! I'm writing this from Vector Linux installed in my Dell Latitude. I had to sweat this one out but it's finally done. And hopefully i learned something in the process. Thank you all!

Gus