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 on: January 21, 2015, 09:32:57 am 
Started by polaris96 - Last post by M0E-lnx
Welcome to Vector Polaris96... Nice subject line Wink

I'd be happy to help in any way I can.  Nice to have you on board

 on: January 21, 2015, 06:54:44 am 
Started by denbid - Last post by bigpaws
What type of installation are you doing?

Dual boot, means two or more Os's
or VL only?

What is the size of your hard drive?


 on: January 21, 2015, 05:56:15 am 
Started by denbid - Last post by denbid
What sizes and what labels do I use?
I have read setting up hard drive but the terminology is not the same.

 on: January 19, 2015, 04:50:16 pm 
Started by polaris96 - Last post by polaris96
If your storage space is very limited, I understand not using LVM.  I'm a head for it, though.

I started using it a while ago on storage servers because the ability togrow the FS is unsurpassed.  My data was periodically hard-backed, but I also used mirroring and snapshots, both of which are hugely facilitated by LVM.

I used to use dm-raid and chucked that because the raid arrays I use (usually RAID10) can be implemented in LVM without additional abstraction.

I'm done evangelizing, but I do think you'ed like it if you tried it.  The technology is robust and tested at this point.

So, I'm going to first tweak out my system on a "Normal" partition (quotes because it's a usb stick.  Posting a bit on that one soon).  Then, I'll mirror to the LVM share.  Finally, I'll chroot into the share and remake the initrd to include LVM.

...The journey continues...  I'll post more as events eventify

 on: January 18, 2015, 07:33:51 pm 
Started by polaris96 - Last post by bigpaws
This link may provide some ideas:

I have not used LVM.  The possibility of data loss is unacceptable for my uses.

Try making the LVM then mounting it. Then you could either use dd or rsync to
move your data.



 on: January 18, 2015, 07:28:18 pm 
Started by polaris96 - Last post by bigpaws
Hi Polaris96,

Welcome to Vector Linux Smiley.

You are right most of the documentation is geared towards new  and inexperienced users.

There is not much in the for the type of documentation that you are looking for.

The livecd is not really designed as volatile media. It is customizable in the
fact that you could customize the livecd.


 on: January 18, 2015, 05:40:13 pm 
Started by polaris96 - Last post by polaris96
Has anybody tried it, yet?

My plan is to rsync a physical partition onto an LVM share after a "normal" install.  This is kind of annoying, but I can't think of a way to reveal LVs to the stock installer.

I anticipate some headaches with creating a new initrd... there usually are when migrating from a normal partition to lvm.

If anybody's been through it, please weigh in.  If not, I'll post any issues I had when the project is finished.

 on: January 18, 2015, 03:10:23 pm 
Started by uelsk8s - Last post by seaken
I was finally able to get VL7.0 set to use 1280x800. I used a ModeLine command in the xorg.conf file.

For now, I'll stay with version 7.0. Maybe I'll revisit 7.1 after it is released.

Thank you,

 on: January 18, 2015, 12:19:45 pm 
Started by polaris96 - Last post by polaris96
So I'm a refugee of the recent init system carnage (don't worry.  No politics, here.)

I started on SVR4 in the early '80s on serial machines.  Took a long hiatus in the '90s and wound up "discovering" how far GNU had come when I chucked windows in 2002 (which, in itself is a story...)

Until recently, I was happy in debian.  Then made my way to slackware and realized my UNIX chops had been calcified by lack of use.  AND I remembered how really crisp and elegant a Unix platform can be with proper tuning.  So, all things considered, I'm happy with the way things went and I LOVE my slack64 platform.

But then... I have a side business which uses LIN machines for mom & pop companies... uh-oh big admin.  And I've got laptops... etc,etc,etc.

And Vector looks like exactly what I wanted.  It's like you all anticipated my choices and made them before I even realized they were choices.  Thank you.  Deeply.

This distro is what ubuntu aimed to be: fast, light, friendly to normal users and almost entirely free of bloatware.  I love it.  I'm only surprised your user base isn't humongous.


Let's talk engineering for a moment.  Is there any deep doo-doo on the nuts and bolts?  why so many loop devices.  How are the Fs'es being compressed and decompresed on the fly in the light edition?  Can I alter the live image with slapt-get (or installpackage, for that matter) if it's on volatile media?

ANYTHING available documentation -wise, would be awesome.  The project docs seem to be targeted for normal users or noobs.  I want to implement this system on a large scale and I'll need to know a bit more before I can commit.  Are there any resources available at the administrator or developer level?

I know this isn't a question forum.  Please take the remarks above as rhetorical.  I'll ask in the proper place.  Thank you all again and I'm really happy to be here Wink

 on: January 15, 2015, 03:59:41 pm 
Started by Locator - Last post by Locator
How do I go about installing software from a '.tar.gz' file that doesn't have a "make" file (such as "jre-8u25-linux-i586.tar.gz)?

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