VectorLinux

General Announcements => Distro Releases => Topic started by: vector on November 25, 2008, 11:33:24 pm

Title: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: vector on November 25, 2008, 11:33:24 pm
The VectorLinux development team is proud to announce the first beta release of VectorLinux 6.0. This release has been in the planning stage for over a year and the beta is the result of over 40 internal alpha releases. We would like to thank all of our testers for hanging in there with us as we debugged a lot of new code.
       The big news is Vector has a new gui installer for the first time! This was built from the ground up and not a rehash of any of the other gui installers used by other distro's. This release features the 2.6.26.8 kernel with the latest wireless drivers and firmware updates. The default Window manager is Xfce4 with LXDE as alternate. We have the latest Firefox, Opera and Seamonkey with all the media codecs and flash so all the web and personal media content is available out of the box. For light office work you will find the latest Abiword and Gnumeric. For heavy duty work, OpenOffice is available as a download from our ever expanding repo. The included multimedia applications are the latest Mplayer, Xine, K3b and vlc. We have some of the all time favorite games including Pysol and Xgalaga and many more available in our repo.  We hope you enjoy our latest labor of love. Please let us know of any bugs you encounter or just general feedback by posting in our web forum.

Cheers,
The Vector Team

The download links to the iso and md5sum are below.
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-release/VL6.0-STD-B1.iso (http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-release/VL6.0-STD-B1.iso)
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-release/VL6.0beta1.md5sum.txt (http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-release/VL6.0beta1.md5sum.txt)
Forum reports go here:
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7838.0 (http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7838.0)
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: gamfa on November 26, 2008, 08:47:41 am
The iso is no where to be found on osuosl!!!!!
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: M0E-lnx on November 26, 2008, 08:56:29 am
Dang it!... He's right... you guys posted dead links here

Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: vector on November 26, 2008, 08:59:11 am
????? works fine here............

vec
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: gamfa on November 26, 2008, 09:07:33 am
I just came from there and it is not there

At 11:42 EST from Louisville KY., USA the link is dead

At 11:44`the link just went live
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: Xeon on November 26, 2008, 09:09:02 am
Works perfectly here...
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: Sengir on November 26, 2008, 09:10:03 am
I've managed to download it already this morning... And it doesn't give me any errors now either.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: M0E-lnx on November 26, 2008, 09:28:24 am
Link works now
Houston, TX @ 11:00 GMT -6
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: alec on November 27, 2008, 12:50:22 am
Congrats on fresh release

I take it development 64bit version will wait until 6.0 final is out?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: beranger on November 27, 2008, 01:25:35 am
Why are (some of) the packages on the CD newer than the packages in the online repositories?!

(Not to mention that this way the sources are missing too.)

(Oh, and the sources for the new GUI installer?)
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: kidd on November 27, 2008, 02:49:53 am
(Oh, and the sources for the new GUI installer?)

http://code.google.com/p/vinstall-ng/

I haven't tried vl6 beta yet but it's possible some packages are only in isos because of testing. 
Can I ask which packages would you like to downgrade?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: beranger on November 27, 2008, 03:19:48 am
No, I don't want to downgrade anything, I want to be able to restore them even in the absence of the installation CD!

Thank you for the link to vinstall-ng. So it's written in... BASIC?!!! (Gambas)

Geeeez...

Still: http://code.google.com/p/vinstall-ng/downloads/list
"This project currently has no downloads."
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: fluxter on November 27, 2008, 05:03:40 am
No, I don't want to downgrade anything, I want to be able to restore them even in the absence of the installation CD!

Thank you for the link to vinstall-ng. So it's written in... BASIC?!!! (Gambas)

Geeeez...

Still: http://code.google.com/p/vinstall-ng/downloads/list
"This project currently has no downloads."


You must use subversion to download the code:
Quote
Command-Line Access

Use this command to anonymously check out the latest project source code:
# Non-members may check out a read-only working copy anonymously over HTTP.
svn checkout http://vinstall-ng.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ vinstall-ng-read-only

http://code.google.com/p/vinstall-ng/source/checkout

Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: beranger on November 27, 2008, 05:16:51 am
Thx!  :)
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: toothandnail on November 27, 2008, 10:52:28 am
Why are (some of) the packages on the CD newer than the packages in the online repositories?!

(Not to mention that this way the sources are missing too.)

Probably because they are still in the testing repo, which is not enabled in slapt-get by default.

paul.

Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: kidd on November 27, 2008, 02:54:05 pm
So it's written in... BASIC?!!! (Gambas)

Yeah :/ . It's not in my favourite languages list, but vinstall-ng main dev seems to be quite fond of it.

We're open to suggestions for future projects (I've always found difficult to choose a language with good GUI creation support),  well, at least I am.

Actually my projects related to vl are cli based, so I have more freedom to choose
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: caitlyn on November 27, 2008, 03:30:15 pm
One minor nitpick with the release announcement:  Neither the latest AbiWord nor the latest Gnumeric are actually included.  AbiWord is at 2.6.4 instead of 2.6.5 and Gnumeric is at 1.8.2 instead of 1.8.3.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: caitlyn on November 27, 2008, 03:34:45 pm
Why are (some of) the packages on the CD newer than the packages in the online repositories?!

(Not to mention that this way the sources are missing too.)

(Oh, and the sources for the new GUI installer?)

That should be fixed by tomorrow.  Now that I know what's on the beta I'll move the relevant packages from testing to packages, including all relevant source code.  That should give you a complete source repository that does match up with the iso.  VL devs have been taking providing source code and GPL compliance very seriously.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: kidd on November 28, 2008, 12:22:49 am
What about telling we upgraded to last perl (5.10.0) in the announcement?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: caitlyn on November 28, 2008, 07:03:50 pm
Why are (some of) the packages on the CD newer than the packages in the online repositories?!

(Not to mention that this way the sources are missing too.)

I've done the requisite repository maintenance and this should no longer be an issue.  There is one outstanding package, GIMP 2.6.3, and I am pinging the developer/packager to resolve this.

I've also moved a fairly large number of packages from testing to extra.  You'll be pleased to know that this includes both the Romanian and French language packs for Firefox 3.0.4.  aspell and ispell dctionary packages and Thunderbird language packs will be available soon.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: uelsk8s on November 28, 2008, 07:57:54 pm
I've done the requisite repository maintenance and this should no longer be an issue.  There is one outstanding package, GIMP 2.6.3, and I am pinging the developer/packager to resolve this.
The gimp package is in my contrib along with the new LXDE packages and a few others.
I also built about 20 more today that I will be uploading shortly

Thanks

Uelsk8s
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: caitlyn on November 28, 2008, 10:21:41 pm
Thanks, Uel!  I'll catch you off list to learn what goes where (packages for next iso, patches for the rest).
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: roywhite on November 28, 2008, 11:03:49 pm
I downloaded a copy of 6.0 b1 and I can't get it to boot up. Actually I downloaded 2 iso's, one from distro watch and one from the forum notice. I even burnt the first iso twice to make sure that the cd was ok. same thing neither cd would boot. The problem is not my computer because I've got about 8 different vector linux cd's and they all work. As a matter of fact I'm using vector 5.9 standard to post this with. If this is a bug, it's a show stopper.
Roy
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: stretchedthin on November 28, 2008, 11:20:58 pm
I downloaded a copy of 6.0 b1 and I can't get it to boot up. Actually I downloaded 2 iso's, one from distro watch and one from the forum notice. I even burnt the first iso twice to make sure that the cd was ok. same thing neither cd would boot. The problem is not my computer because I've got about 8 different vector linux cd's and they all work. As a matter of fact I'm using vector 5.9 standard to post this with. If this is a bug, it's a show stopper.
Roy

Roy, your boot doesn't happen to fail when it is trying to launch the xserver. does it?

Ken
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: roywhite on November 29, 2008, 08:04:21 am
Sorry to wait so long to answer I was feeling under the weather
No, everything works on my current box. (vector 5.9,win xp & pclos 2007)
I just wondered if this was a bug that the developers needed to be aware of.
I've had no problems from previous releases of Vector. as a matter of fact vector has the easiest and fastest
install of any linux distro that I've tried and Thats a bunch.
Roy
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: sparkyhall on November 30, 2008, 05:55:03 am
I downloaded a copy of 6.0 b1 and I can't get it to boot up. Actually I downloaded 2 iso's, one from distro watch and one from the forum notice. I even burnt the first iso twice to make sure that the cd was ok. same thing neither cd would boot. The problem is not my computer because I've got about 8 different vector linux cd's and they all work. As a matter of fact I'm using vector 5.9 standard to post this with. If this is a bug, it's a show stopper.
Roy

I can't boot from this version either on two of my PCs, I get the message Boot from ATAPI CDROM: Failure (had the same problem with alpha0.5). I am in the process of building a media PC and the same CD boots fine with that, very strange. As an experiment I removed the DVD reader from the media PC and fitted it to one of the PCs that fails and it still fails to boot so I guess there is some incompatobility between bios and this version of VL. For what it's worth VL 6.0 B1 fails to boot on the following HW:

 Mobo Asus A7N8X Deluxe (Nvidia nForce 2 Chipset)
 CPU AMD XP 3200+
 RAM 1Gig
 DVD drive Pioneer DVR-106D

 Mobo Abit BE6-II (Intel BX chipset)
 CPU Intel P3 750MHz
 RAM 384Meg
 CD drive Samsung SW-204

HW that works :

 Mobo Abit AN-M2HD (Nvidia nForce 630a chipset)
 CPU AMD X2 4850e
 RAM 2Gig
 DVD drive LiteOn DH-20A3P

I can of course install directly from hard drive, although I have not tried with this version as yet. This is obviously a concern for new users wishing to try VL so if there is anything devs need me to try let me know.

Chris
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: curtdodds on November 30, 2008, 12:45:26 pm
I cannot get this release to boot on any computer with a via chipset.
It will boot ok with an intel chipset.
I have verified the md4sum of the burned CD on each of the via chipset computers.
All of my computers have PATA drives.
This suggests your iso does not have drivers for via PATA hardware.

Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: GrannyGeek on November 30, 2008, 06:59:31 pm
I cannot get this release to boot on any computer with a via chipset.
It will boot ok with an intel chipset.

This is very interesting to me. I have been unable to get any VL 5.9 or 6 CD to boot on my Celeron desktop, which does have a VIA chpset. I thought it was my CD/DVD drive getting flaky, as it can boot from commercial CDs but has trouble with some home-burned CDs. I think the only bootable home-burned CDs I've tried are Vector CDs. I'll try with a home-burned SystemRescue CD to confirm that it's only the VL CDs that won't boot. If so, I'll lean toward some compatibility problem between the Vector CDs and the computer with the VIA chipset. These CDs have all booted on other computers that do not have VIA chipsets.

I'd be very happy not to have to buy a new DVD writer, which I can ill afford at this time even though they're not that expensive. We're retired and are taking a big hit on our monthly income due to the poor stock market.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: toothandnail on November 30, 2008, 11:12:42 pm
I cannot get this release to boot on any computer with a via chipset.
It will boot ok with an intel chipset.
I have verified the md4sum of the burned CD on each of the via chipset computers.
All of my computers have PATA drives.
This suggests your iso does not have drivers for via PATA hardware.



I can't reproduce that here. I've booted the B1 disk on my AMD machine - Sempron 2800, Via chipset, PATA DVD-ROM and CR-RW, SATA hard drive. No problems booting, or finding the partitions on the 320 GB Seagate drive I've got in the machine.

paul.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: edgeofthewoods on December 01, 2008, 09:03:04 am
Well I am not he best Vector guru, but I'll give me experience with V6.0B1. I think most of my issues are with my inexperience with XFCE, I have used KDE for years and have got to be comfortable with it. First the GUI installer did well until partioning. I tried to partion the disk the way I wanted it, (160 gb SATA.) Basicly I wanted 20gb root, 4gb swap and the rest as home. Well it gave me 160 gb root and used my /dev/sda6 swap from my 5.9.1 install. Ok so I canceled and rebooted to 5.9.1 and used CFDISK to partion the drive how I wanted it. and rebooted back to the installer. Things went well until I got to LILO. Kept getting this error

Warning: LBA32 addressing assumed
Reading boot sector from /dev/sdc
Warning: unable to determine video adapter in use in present system
Using bitmap secondary loader
Calling map_insert_data
Warning: The boot sector and map file are on different disks
Mapping bitmap file /boot/bitmap/boot-bmp -> std.bmp
Mapping RAM disk /boot/tamu/initrd-sda1
Fatal: open /boot/tamu/initrd-sda1: No such file or directory
FAILED

Oh well I choose do not install LILO and trudged on. Next the hardware detection. It found all including my older NVIDIA FX series card. I choose use NVIDIA driver and it did it's thing until it said the current driver will not work with my card. The driver I use is 173.14.12, and the one that the installer wanted was I think the latest 177.82. Oh well I can fix that once everything was in. Rebooted to my trust 5.9 cd and fixed LILO and set to work. Hmm no sound. ok opened VASMCC and redid the sound install. Still no sound. OK I'll work on that later. Got the correct driver for my old GEForce FX 5500 card and tried to run the install . Opened up Abiword. tried to run in the CLI opened up Abiword. Ran it as root got permission denied. chmod it to make sure it is executable, (Getting ready to execute my machine!) got permission denied. That part I think is my not being up to speed on XFCE. But I do remember this is a Beta1 so bugs are to be found. I'll download a fresh copy later and giver her another go.

Chuck
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: curtdodds on December 01, 2008, 09:21:35 pm
toothandnail,
Ok, perhaps I jumped to the wrong conclusion. Here is more detail:
CD booted on 3 different machines with intel chipsets, no need to detail those.

These machines pause at boot from CD, then continue as tho the CD were blank:
MB1: ECS PT800CE-A
2.0 GHz Intel Celeron, 1 GB ram, IDE via VT8237, Award bios 01/19/03, DVD/rw K hypermedia DX082D
MB2:  ECS k7vta3
1.7 GHz Athlon-XP,   512MB ram, IDE via VT8235, Award bios 04/01/05, DVD/rw Sony DRU-800A
MB3: Soyo KT400 Dragon Ultra
1.7 GHz Athlon-XP,   512MB ram, IDE via VT8235, Award bios 01/19/03, DVD/rw Samsung SH-S182M

Again, I have created the md5sum by acutally reading the CD, on each of the via machines,
and they match the published md5sum. Proving each via machine is not faulty.
I constantly play with various distros, and have multiple drives and partitions on all machines,
with various distros installed.

If I can provide any more info, or run an experiment to solve the issue,
Let me know.

Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: vector on December 02, 2008, 01:15:06 am
We think we have nailed down the no boot problem some are experiencing. We should have a new beta1.1 iso up soon for those with this problem to try in the next day or so.

cheers,
Vec
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: edgeofthewoods on December 02, 2008, 05:00:01 am
THanks Vec. Thats what beta testing is for!! I am still a Slackbased distro noob, but a few years of Debian have helped. Maybe by the time I figure out XFCE, I'll not need to buy the next SOHO!! :)

CHuck
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: uelsk8s on December 02, 2008, 07:52:13 am
Beta 1.1 is up
Very small chages:
added missing font rendering packages
 this should help with bad font rendering
rebuilt ISO
 this should fix ISO not booting some machines

the delta is available for those that still have the iso on HD
you put it in same dir as iso and run "xdelta patch VL6.0-STD-B1toB1.1.delta"
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-release/VL6.0-STD-B1toB1.1.delta
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-release/VL6.0-STD-B1.1.iso
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-release/VL6.0beta1.1.md5sum.txt
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: stretchedthin on December 02, 2008, 01:58:28 pm
Sorry guys;  I checked the checksum twice burnt it twice, but I can not get this one to complete installation to the system step in the Gui.

Stops on 'Installing vlnvidia-6.0-x86_64-2vl60.tlz...'

Hope someone else has better luck.'

Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: sparkyhall on December 02, 2008, 02:41:44 pm
You do indeed appear to have fixed the boot issue so well done for that but as stretchedthin says the installation gets stuck at 61% installing vlinvidia-6.0-x86_64-2vl60.tlz...

I used the adding the delta to my original download and the md5 checked out so I'm not convinced downloading a fresh iso will help although I may give that ago tomorrow.

Chris
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: M0E-lnx on December 02, 2008, 02:44:27 pm
Just out of curiosity... when it's failing for you guys... are you doing a full or custom install?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: edgeofthewoods on December 02, 2008, 02:46:02 pm
For me it was a full install.

Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: sparkyhall on December 02, 2008, 03:12:20 pm
Full install here too.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: uelsk8s on December 02, 2008, 03:24:29 pm
Beta 1.2 is up
even smaller changes:
Fixed packages file now all packages should install

very small delta is available for those that still have the iso on HD
you put it in same dir as iso and run "xdelta patch VL6.0-STD-B1.1toB1.2.delta"
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-release/VL6.0-STD-B1.1toB1.2.delta
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-release/VL6.0-STD-B1.2.iso
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-release/VL6.0beta1.2.md5sum.txt
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: GrannyGeek on December 02, 2008, 08:51:47 pm
NOTE: I POSTED THIS HERE BY MISTAKE. I meant to post it in Distro Development. Please do not post replies here, as I have reposted it in Distro Development.

I tried to sync my Sony Clie using JPilot. No luck. No error messages at the command line when I launched JPIlot as root or user. I discovered that pilot-link wasn't installed. So I installed that with G-Slapt but I had the same results.

I've been using the instructions posted by Joe1962 for a few years and they've always worked. I also added a 03-local.rules to /etc/udev/rules.d, as required for VL 5.9 and presumably later, which I got on this forum from derrell. Tomorrow I'll reboot the computer and see if things go better. But for now, I can't sync my Ciie, which is a major problem for me.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: curtdodds on December 02, 2008, 09:30:43 pm
B1.2 iso fixed boot problems on all my machines. No more via problems.

I am assuming this is the place to post problems with this iso. If this is wrong, or too much detail, just say so.

Tried the new installer, actually did the FULL install to hard disk ok.
Got to the 'Kernel Boot Options' , I entered "vga=791", clicked next.
Popup error message said this was an error, closed that, was moved to "Regional Settings' page.
I clicked 'Back' to remove the "vga=791", did so, clicked 'Next', and 'Regional .. was skipped, went to 'System Admin'.
I enter root password ok then tried 'Back' again, to get to the Regional.
System locked up. 'Back' and 'Next' were both greyed out. Clicked 'Exit installation', to get a blank gray screen.
Finally found left mouse click ->Quit->reboot. Started All over again.

2nd try, things went well until screen with message "No ethernet device found" (VT6108 Rhine-II in this case).
I continued, went to end, rebooted ok into new install.
Using vasm the net card was detected ok, configured ok.
Tried every means I could find, even manually editing xorg.conf, could not get X to run.
Error message always:
"Fatal server error: could not open default cursor font 'cursor'. "



Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: stretchedthin on December 03, 2008, 01:18:02 am
Quote
Tried every means I could find, even manually editing xorg.conf, could not get X to run.
Error message always:
"Fatal server error: could not open default cursor font 'cursor'. "

curtdodds is having the same problem I reported earlier here http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7838.msg53692#msg53692 (http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7838.msg53692#msg53692)

We are both missing some fonts that the x-server is looking for that is related to our machines. The link below may explain more.

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7838.msg53714#msg53714 (http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7838.msg53714#msg53714)

Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: uelsk8s on December 03, 2008, 08:32:02 am
Quote
Tried every means I could find, even manually editing xorg.conf, could not get X to run.
Error message always:
"Fatal server error: could not open default cursor font 'cursor'. "

curtdodds is having the same problem I reported earlier here http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7838.msg53692#msg53692 (http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7838.msg53692#msg53692)

We are both missing some fonts that the x-server is looking for that is related to our machines. The link below may explain more.

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7838.msg53714#msg53714 (http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7838.msg53714#msg53714)


I dont think you are missing fonts.
If you run "cd / && sh /var/log/scripts/x11-fonts*" it will fix the problem.
this is ran in the BG while you are setting up root passwd, user, etc.
I think somehow you guys are exiting before it finishes.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: stretchedthin on December 03, 2008, 11:04:22 am
quote from: uelsk8s
Quote
I dont think you are missing fonts.
If you run "cd / && sh /var/log/scripts/x11-fonts*" it will fix the problem.
this is ran in the BG while you are setting up root passwd, user, etc.
I think somehow you guys are exiting before it finishes.

Ran through the root passwd and user very carefully, but still ended up with the same error.
Was unable to run the script you suggested 'x11-fonts'.
I ran the closest resembling script 'x11-fonts-7.2-noarch-2vl59'
and you were right.  It started the x-server without a problem.
So what the heck am I doing wrong during the gui set-up?
I think I'm making the same mistake with my other machines during install but they seem to boot just fine, but display other problems sometimes. (May not be related, I guess..)

I'm going to play with this a bit.  Feel like I'm learning something.

I will post on the distro development thread anything I find that might be usefull.

Computer
Processor   2x AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+
Memory   2005MB (235MB used)
Date/Time   Thu 27 Nov 2008 02:15:52 AM MST
Display
Resolution   1280x1024 pixels
OpenGL Renderer   GeForce 6150 LE/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW!
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: M0E-lnx on December 03, 2008, 11:13:42 am
The problem here is not your fault strechedthin.. it's simply a matter of the system being in development.

What needs to happen is ... the installer needs to wait for the background processes to end before it allows you to exit.
You're doing all you should be doing... it's just that while your running through these steps, the machine is running the script and loading modules in the background... that needs to end by the time you are done setting up your new OS ... otherwise, it will reboot before it actually sets things up.

Some of these background processes may take longer on some machines than others depending on hardware configuration...
Eventually, the installer will present the user with a wait notice of some kind at the end... until all processes are truly finished before the user can reboot.

Thanks for testing
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: edgeofthewoods on December 03, 2008, 12:10:27 pm
For me the GUI failed qt disk partition, but the text based installer ran perfectly. Thanks for leaving that option in place. Goves some measure of control.

Chuck
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: M0E-lnx on December 03, 2008, 12:58:09 pm
The gui code that loads the gparted application is broken in B1. Has been fixed... and will work on B2

UPDATE

** New installer feature **
Importing existing user accounts now works. Just doing some testing before we put it out for public testing.
Also squashing some more LILO bugs while we're at it
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: edgeofthewoods on December 03, 2008, 02:50:52 pm
Thanks Moe!!

Chuck
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: roywhite on December 03, 2008, 04:36:10 pm
I downloaded the latest cd and installed vl6.0.1.2. Two problems so far 1. the gui installer couldn't find my cd rom. Text installer worked great.
2. Gslapt apparently doesn't exist anymore. CLI command returns "no such file". I updated slapt-get and there is no Gslapt in my package list.
What is going on?
Roy 
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: toothandnail on December 03, 2008, 11:15:31 pm
I downloaded the latest cd and installed vl6.0.1.2. Two problems so far 1. the gui installer couldn't find my cd rom. Text installer worked great.

What hardware is this with?

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2. Gslapt apparently doesn't exist anymore. CLI command returns "no such file". I updated slapt-get and there is no Gslapt in my package list.
What is going on?

There is a problem with running gslapt from the normal Xfce menu - there is an error in /usr/share/applications/gslapt.desktop - it should have 'Exec=/sbin/vsuper /usr/sbin/gslapt' but instead has 'Exec=/usr/sbin/gslapt', so it will fail silently. The selection from the launcher on the toolbar should work, and the application is certainly in my install of beta 0.1.2.

Have a look in /usr/sbin for the executable, and /usr/share/gslapt for the pixmaps associated with the program. If they're not there, I would assume that something has had a problem during install.

paul.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: sparkyhall on December 04, 2008, 05:43:14 am
VL 6.0 B1.2 solved my installation woes. Not had much chance to play yet though.

Thankyou,

Chris
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: never_stop_learning on December 05, 2008, 02:45:02 pm
Beautiful 'look and feel' - VL6.0B1 is absolutely gorgeous.....!!!!!
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: lewellyn on December 08, 2008, 08:48:54 am
VL 6.0 B1.2 installed smoothly (albeit slowly, for some reason) on my Toshiba A135 laptop.

I do have the following observations about the new installer:

* File copying takes forever. No idea why, but installing a "huge" distro from DVD is faster than installing Vector Linux.
* wlan0 gives "WAP" (should be WPA) and WEP encryption options
* There is no ESSID "browser" for those of us who have non-ASCII SSIDs.

Also, this machine multi-boots. After installing LILO to "Sector" (could that somehow be changed to "Partition Boot Sector" or something in the menu to make it obvious to people which sector is meant?), it brings up an error window with all sorts of LILO warnings, the most important-sounding being an error about an invalid item.

As I am still trying to get Vector to boot properly, I have no further comments on B1.2 yet. (Anyone else feeling that lilo's getting a bit long in the tooth? It's getting harder and harder to "automagically" make it work as technology improves. *sigh*)
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 beta1 has been released!
Post by: M0E-lnx on December 08, 2008, 09:05:56 am
@ Lwewllyn.

Thanks for the report.
I will get the WPA/WAP thing fixed.

I'm afraid you'll have to setup your wireless after installation in cases like yours.
The installer is not designed to scan for access points, just scans your hardware. if you can provide an ESSID, it will configure the interface, otherwise, use wicd to do it.

On a side note, B2 has been release, the change you request for the LILO screen has been done, and there have been more inprovements in the lilo department.

You should try B2