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 on: December 02, 2017, 02:33:34 pm 
Started by frapelli - Last post by nightflier
The folks at SparkyLinux's forum would be the authorities on configuring their boot loader, but here is my opinion:

Assuming GRUB, a quick and dirty hack/test is to edit /boot/grub/grub.cfg (from within SparkyLinux).
Find the code block for VL, and the line
linux /boot/linux root=/dev/sdX (where X is the partition that VL is installed to),
and append " 4", so it becomes
linux /boot/linux root=/dev/sdX 4

The above edit is frowned upon by GRUB devs. It will be overwritten by subsequent updates to GRUB.
When you have the syntax right, the proper way is to edit /etc/grub.d/41-custom (or similar), and add the code block for VL to that script.

 on: December 02, 2017, 01:33:11 pm 
Started by frapelli - Last post by frapelli
Actually you are right. I forgot to inform.

Boot loader installed on VL partition, MBR boot loader is from another distro (SparkyLinux).

 on: December 02, 2017, 01:21:13 pm 
Started by frapelli - Last post by nightflier
Did you choose to install boot manager when you set up VL, or are you multi-booting, using a boot manager from another distro?

 on: December 02, 2017, 12:23:00 pm 
Started by frapelli - Last post by frapelli
I have installed V7.2 on an ald IBM Thinkpad A31 laptop, and I am quite happy with it.

I have a little problem (both with light and final VL installations.

Boot ends with a login request. After I type root login and password, I can either type "GDM" or "init 4" and I get GDM screen. I can also "startx" and enter (roor) desktop. From there everything is OK.

How can I boot straight to GDM?

/etc/rc.d/rc.X file is set to DISPLAY_MANAGER=GDM.

In another thread ( I have seen that

"Can you boot to your text prompt by selecting the 'TUI' option on boot, then login as root and type 'init 4'"

solves the problem.

But I don't know how to "boot at my text prompt by selecting the TUI option".


 on: November 29, 2017, 01:44:40 pm 
Started by black-clover - Last post by roarde
Vector Linux 7.2 final was released some time ago.

 on: November 27, 2017, 08:21:57 pm 
Started by black-clover - Last post by George3k1
VL-7.2-STD-RC3 I just installed it recently.

 on: November 27, 2017, 08:18:07 pm 
Started by terrybull - Last post by George3k1
7.1 or 7.2 The new version is very good, I think it's the best version right now.

 on: November 26, 2017, 11:37:39 am 
Started by vvucic - Last post by nightflier
I ran a test on a fresh install of VL64:

First installed rpm and rpm2tgz. Downloaded the .rpm file from Skype and ran rpm2tgz on it. Only warning was about non-standard file name.

installpkg (as root) did complain about no description, but installation completed and the application does come up. Been so long since I've used Skype I don't remember my account details, so did not check it any further.

I only see 64 bit downloads for the app, so it would not work on a 32 bit system.

 on: November 25, 2017, 03:55:21 am 
Started by vvucic - Last post by vvucic
How to install new skype in VL?
I used rpm2tgz and I have got tgz file. When I do command
installpkg I got warning that there is no desc file and installation stops.
Please tell me what to do.

 on: November 23, 2017, 11:59:00 pm 
Started by vector - Last post by ronnyquest
I installed this last night on my Gateway netbook.  It runs flawlessly, naturally, and the computer feels like a new machine.  Good job.

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