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obsolete
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« on: August 01, 2009, 05:56:43 am »

hi! i'm new to this, and i'm sooo confused X.x

i hadn't planned on getting involved in any messageboards, but, here i am~

i need help! i thought this would be the best way to find it.

so hello hello~~
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2009, 06:32:57 am »

HELLO HELLO

 Well take a deep breath and RELAX...People on this forum are linux fanatics and love to help with your questions or problems. The forums are a great place to learn and share ideas. I'm glad you joined, and so will you!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2009, 06:42:22 am »

i'm sure i'll make many new friends here ^^ ~

my problem... is that i can't get into the GUI.

when i installed VL, i ended up with 3 boot options:

linux
linux-tui
linux-gui

i figured that the linux-gui option had a gui, but they're all just text... what do i do?~
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2009, 08:59:42 am »

OK
Which VectorLinux are you trying to install ?
What type of computer system are you trying to install VL on?
Also, are you installing VL on a clean Hard drive or is there another OS on it ?
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2009, 03:01:33 pm »

light VL [because i couldn't burn the standered because Roxio said my CD was too small for the ISO~]
Dell Lattitude C510/C610 - 1Ghrz PIII-M proccessor, 256 Mb RAM
a fresh-formatted 6GB harddrive. [formatted with fdisk in the installer]
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2009, 04:26:36 pm »

Here's my best guess. A bad burn on the VL lite cd. Try reburning the iso at a slower speed, like maybe 8x. Also make sure that the burn process is Burn CD Image, not, burn iso. Let us know.
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2009, 04:37:13 pm »

Welcome obsolete .. you must be in my age bracket Wink

Do you see any error messages when trying to boot using "tui"?

If the only error is with X configuration, it should be possible to fix it. First thing to do is to log in as root and run "vxconfig". After that run "startx" to test your settings. It may take you a few tries to find a working solution.
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obsolete
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2009, 05:19:08 pm »

maybe i am your age bracket~

but i can't burn a regular image X.x

and it couldn't find vxconfig... i ran vasm, then the XWINDOW setup~

it also said startx wasn't found~
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2009, 04:40:28 am »

My mistake, the command is "vxconf". Still, vasm should have gotten you there.

Sounds like your installation is incomplete and probably not recoverable. Problem may be either a corrupt download, or a bad burn, as flip city suggested.

To test your download, follow the instructions here: http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/using_md5sums.html
I'd recommend scrolling down to the command line option, but either way is fine.

If the iso file is okay, burn again, but look for a "speed" option on the burn page of Roxio. It is usually a drop-down menu that defaults to "Max". Change it to 8 or lower.
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2009, 04:46:59 am »

maybe i am your age bracket~

but i can't burn a regular image X.x

and it couldn't find vxconfig... i ran vasm, then the XWINDOW setup~

it also said startx wasn't found~

If worst comes to worst you can always buy a Vector OS from :http://shop.cheapbytes.com/cgi-bin/cart/os2.html?var_distribution=Vector
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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2009, 06:28:32 am »

i did the MD5checksum, and it said it was ok~

so i'll try to burn a new disk at a lower speed~

but i'm out of pennies to to buy anything~
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2009, 05:00:10 pm »

good news~

i found a bigger CD-R, and i burned the full VL installer to it~

i'm currently installing the full version and i'm glad there's a GUI~
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