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overthere

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new recruit to vector
« on: September 21, 2009, 05:53:32 pm »

Hi
a friend was mentioning his dell laptop was slow with xp and useing all the hard drive space..I suggested linux naturally and downloaded VL-6 light live as I had not used it myself...it worked really well and once the wireless was working he wanted to install...I suggested he had power to run VL-6 std as I wanted to see the graphical installer in action...as it did not work on my old desktop but the text based one was flawless..it looks great and the only issue was after install the bootloader was not installed...but just booted the cd and reinstalled and all seems well...he is happy so far and I am impressed all went so smooth...thanks guys..wow...so I went out and bought a acer one netbook with 1gig ram and 160 gig hd..I am wondering what the chances are of installing Vector on that..I think I will have to somehow get the iso image to a thunb drive...not sure how to do that..maby someone has a how to...will go look..anyway..thought I would share my vector news..oh do we need to update the kernals?..think I seen an advisory on the way down here..ok thanks vectorians and vectorites
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Re: new recruit to vector
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 06:07:44 pm »

I've installed VL-standard to an Acer one and am very happy with it.
I even have a tutorial for creating a bootable usb to install the iso.

Creating a bootable usb with unetbootin.

You could even do me a favour and let me know if the pk7zip package in the repository works.  It is a required dependency of unetbootin.
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Re: new recruit to vector
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009, 06:27:53 pm »

I followed your tutorial to put VL6 Standard on a USB flash drive so I could install it on a computer that wouldn't boot from a home-burned CD. It worked just fine. I didn't get pk7zip from anywhere but the VL repos, so the answer to your question is yes, the package works.
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Re: new recruit to vector
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2009, 06:49:21 pm »

stretchedthin ..sounds good and thanks for the link..the unit is being shipped so I do not have it yet but do have a thumb so will get to work..

GrannyGeek..thanks for the confirmation on pk7zip

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Re: new recruit to vector
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2009, 08:29:37 pm »

Yes, thanks Granny for the confirm. Also Daniel for packaging pk7zip.
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Re: new recruit to vector
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2009, 07:40:46 am »

I believe it is p7zip, not pk7zip but you're welcome anyway  ;)
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Re: new recruit to vector
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2009, 09:41:32 pm »

Sorry yes you are correct..I was attempting the installs to VL5.9 and did not see the p7zip available in gslapt even after update of the lists..it includes extras..so did a download from source forge as noted in the tutorial..I think it mentioned version 4.? something...but I got 9.04 from the search...all seemed to install well...only issue at this point is I can not mount the usb thumb...when I run unetbootin with the drive plugged in it listed sda1..but vlhot see it as sda..in the drop down list I see sda but still get an error that the drive needs to be mounted to a mount point..not sure how to do this...in a terminal I get the not in fstab, mtab error..I did try a replug and reopen unetbootin but was the same..this is likely not the place for this post...sorry..did not want to repost...thanks for any thoughts..

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Re: new recruit to vector
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2009, 11:39:02 pm »

Would you be willing to try it again using Hal.  I've never tried UNetbootin with VL-Hot as the mounter.
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Re: new recruit to vector
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2009, 11:27:11 am »

Oh..Yes..I was thinking that may be the issue..I have only used vl-hot and like it but want to confirm..I think I can switch to hal in vasm and try unetbootin.. thinking it will work and then switch back to vl-hot without change or issue? or are there issues I am unaware of and should take into account....will try when I get back..I am typeing from the netbook now which has xp and installing light6 on the dell laptop as vl6std did not work so well with the wireless ( linksys-n ) at my friends house but the live cd of light did..so trying the light install...std seemed to work here with the linksys-g..anyway will try the hal switch when I am back at the cottage..thanks
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Re: new recruit to vector
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2009, 05:19:04 pm »

You can switch back and forth from VL-hot to Hal without issue, I've done so several times just making tut's on the subject.  I believe you go to vasm -->hardware -->mounter.  It's that way in vasmCC I imagine it's the same in good old vasm.
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Re: new recruit to vector
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2009, 03:47:41 pm »

Yes vasmcc sorry..for switch to hal...yes that works..I decided as I forgot the netbook at the apartment that I would try unetbootin to put the iso of light live on the 2 gig thumb and see if I could run VL6-light-live from a thumb..unetbootin made a bootable thumb but the  old desktop does not boot usb..so I downloaded PLoP which includes a file called plpbt.iso which I burned to a cd..then booted the cd for a boot manager that boots usb and booted the thumb drive..I have dial-up here so had to create a desktop icon to open chestnut as root...I am posting from vl6 light live on a 2gig thumb drive over dial-up..have been wanting to try that for a while...thanks guys..was pretty simple..will have to go get another thumb to try the install of VL6-standard now..also the VL6-light final install to the old dell laptop seems to work better with the linksys wireless-N secure network..but will be working on the standard issue when more time is available..thanks
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Re: new recruit to vector
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2009, 08:06:11 pm »

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o I downloaded PLoP which includes a file called plpbt.iso which I burned to a cd..then booted the cd for a boot manager that boots usb and booted the thumb drive

Nice!!
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Re: new recruit to vector
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2009, 05:12:11 am »

Thanks for the info..made for some quick fun..will look forward to VL6-std on the netbook..xp was driving me nuts with pop ups and updates even though I attemped to turn them off..or maby I just picked a bad day to quit methanphedamines..ya..that's it..which is why I can't spell....ok...THANKS ; )

adding..da..I see now that there is a vl-usb-installer on the menu for light live..guess I was thinking of standards menu at the time..but got to test unetbootin anyway..
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Re: new recruit to vector
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2009, 05:23:02 pm »

thought I would update..

I like vl light live on usb both on the netbook and this old desktop..also unetbootin added the vl-std install cd to a thumb and I used it to install to a laptop..thanks again..

interestingly enough I decided to try unetbootin ( as I had it on the machine ) to try antix, linuxmint and pclinuxos on usb as live usb...none of them will boot..but on the positive side I have three new usb keys for storage when I boot vl from usb..

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