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 on: October 03, 2016, 03:02:18 am 
Started by vector - Last post by vincent2
4G modem e3276  's still not supported  yet under vl 7.2

 on: October 03, 2016, 02:29:19 am 
Started by GT3RS - Last post by overthere
Regarding you loss of windows, if you want to reinstall it then you will require an ntfs partition flagged boot to reinstall ...for xp forward, if you had win 9x you would choose fat32. any legit windows is easily reinstalled. if you want to dual boot install the windows first on the first partition and then install Linux.

perhaps i talk to much..feel free to ask questions you actually want an answer for.


 on: October 03, 2016, 02:12:35 am 
Started by GT3RS - Last post by overthere
It looks like all of your partitions are swap files which are used like ram and handy if you have low ram. I usually make this equal to or twice the physical ram so if the system has 2 gig ram I may make a 4 gig swap file. if you have lots of ram then you could choose not to include a swap file.

the sda1 partition should be a primary ext4 partition for your install of the os, some may use an alternative but ext4 is common and stable in my opinion.

the third partition is am guessing was intended as a home partition or a storage drive where you save all your stuff. a good idea and should also be ext4. you may choose the size of these depending on your interests

so use gparted or boot your install cd and choose custom and create your swap and storage partitions. alternatively you may choose automatic which will automatically install to a single partition with I think a small swap. it will not create a storage partition for you, so custom will be the choice for that.

be sure to include both passwords when prompted for user name and passwords, one is for the user and one for root..some not paying attention think it is a retype of a single password but are not paying attention.

you will do fine but post if my advice sucks and I will try to save face....


 on: October 03, 2016, 12:22:29 am 
Started by GT3RS - Last post by GT3RS
Hi All,

I'm a complete luddite when it comes to this kind of stuff, so please be gentle with me!!

Tried to install Vector Linux 7.1 Standard.

Ended up with 3 partitions and completely wiped my Windows recovery, so at the moment, I'm pretty screwed.

Current situation:

I use the boot disk OK.

At the moment, CFdisk gives the following error:

FATAL ERROR: Bad primary partition 2: Partition ends in the final partial cylind
Press any key to exit cfdisk.

When I go in GParted I see 3 partitions:

/dev/sda1       linux-swap     HDA1      512 MiB
/dev/sda2       linux-swap     hda2       4.88 GiB
/dev/sda3       linux-swap     hda3       227.50 GiB

Would really appreciate simple, step by step instructions of how to get me out of this mess and complete the install!!

Many thanks in advance!!!


 on: October 02, 2016, 08:40:05 pm 
Started by vector - Last post by vincent2
just made test install  of kernel 4.4.19  pkg  from  test repo (, then wifi  couldn't work  stabely, droped from time to time,expect  more updated  kernel 4.7.x series  to test more on vl7.2....

 on: October 01, 2016, 04:56:16 pm 
Started by Mani - Last post by technopeace
Hi I too installed vectorlinux, on a pc like yours and run very well, this OS it's amazing fast,  it like me very much, and I will use like my OS estandard, i hope will can I help you all in all...luck

 on: September 26, 2016, 03:50:35 pm 
Started by mikey62 - Last post by overthere
Yes.Great, that should give you all the basic raw functionality and it never hurts to ask.

 on: September 26, 2016, 03:38:30 am 
Started by mikey62 - Last post by mikey62
It would be great to have Darktable or Rawtherapee in a future release.  So many people shoot raw now, so I think it would be a good idea to include something like this in the Vector repositories.

 on: September 26, 2016, 03:28:13 am 
Started by mikey62 - Last post by mikey62
Thanks overthere.  That is helpful.  I took your advice and installed Geeqie, and that will display my raw files.  I also managed to install the ufraw plugin for GIMP from the developer's website.  Ufraw allows some editing.  Maybe I'll ask the Vector team to look into the Darktable issue.

 on: September 25, 2016, 11:13:17 pm 
Started by mikey62 - Last post by overthere
Hi mikey62
Have you used the included gthumb and gimp for viewing and editing? I like geeqie also as viewer, it is available in the repository.

 the guys are likely busy with the 7.2 beta2 or rc but you could make a build request for darktable in the new package request threads nearer the bottom of the forum.

 both therapee and darktable are gaining popularity as they improve, I think darktable has been in the repository in the past but is currently not available as the new release usually see refreshed repository and as such the request for favorite apps, at least that can be built if someone has time. you would likely be ask to test any builds and get it sorted.

 great crew here but one must appreciate its limited size. I note that libraw and libopenraw are also available in the repository if they are required for viewing raw images in gthumb or geeqie, or your installs. the gslapt package manager is on the system menu.  hope that helps

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