I would *never* want to run Linux without a root/user distinction and a proper password.
1. Nothing wrong, in my opinion, for you to express your opinion, in such clear, and inflexible terms.
2. Nothing wrong, as far as I am concerned with your expressing an opinion contrary to mine.
3. Problem, as I see it, is that your comment is irrelevant to the issue under discussion.
What was that subject?
The question was whether or not Vector Linux ought to be designed so that a person has CHOICE.
My argument is NOT that GG should not be able to assign users if she wishes.
My argument is that I should not be obliged to accommodate GG's desires. Her demands are utterly irrelevant to me. I do not have an environment of sharing. I am the only user of my computers, no else touches them. Why must I conform to GG's modus?
A good operating system, in my view, is one that accommodates the USERS, not the software engineers.
A good operating system, in my view, is one that incorporates flexibility with sufficient robustness, that it can accommodate both those who want Linux to behave, as Puppy does, with ZERO demands for users and logins, and those who want their operating system to behave as Suse wishes: (warnings for anyone with less than 1 gigabyte of memory, and prohibitions against user names of fewer than 2 characters), or as Slackware demands: (passwords of at least five characters).
My idea of a good P E R S O N A L computer operating system is one that permits the USER to decide how he/she wishes to organize logins, not some engineer sitting in San Jose.
If you disagree, fine. As others have suggested, VL may not be the correct distro for me, particularly if the intention of any particular release is to compel change in my behaviour, due to inflexibility by the designers of VL.
Boot loader installation can be tricky. Installing to anything but MBR (/dev/sda in your case) usually requires manual intervention afterwards.
Not in my experience with twenty different distros.
Mind you, I am not saying that I never have problems. I frequently do have problems. Point is, I usually do NOT have problems, and as a result, I look with jaundiced eyes at those distros that have trouble with this simple step.
I followed your instructions, and indeed, I am now able to boot into VL 6-KDE 3.5 live. Thank you for your help.
I wish to clarify, for the record, that I have absolutely no problem on any of the three test computers, installing Slackware 13.0. In other words, in my opinion, there is a serious flaw in the VL installer. I do not share your opinion, that
...installing to anything but MBR...usually requires manual intervention afterwards.
Sorry, nightflier, that simply is not in accord with my experience. This Vector distro is the only distro that has imposed such a requirement upon me. Now that you have taught me this useful method, I am going to go back to Vector light 6-0 and examine the possibility of being able to use your same method there. I will also try with Vector SOHO RC2.8, but, I fear that there is a different problem with that one, or perhaps a second problem, I am still unsure what is going on there. With that one, I must overcome a crash....
Now that I have (finally) gained access to VL 6 with KDE 3.5, may I humbly inquire, why (i.e. what am I doing wrong, hahaha) does Firefox not connect the dots to VLC. Both are present and accounted for, when I click on the menu items, however, no sound emerges. When I click on preferences, I do not find VLC listed. When I click on "others", VLC does not appear. When I give up with FF, and invoke Sea Monkey, it is an old, obsolete version, WHY?
What must I do, to upgrade SeaMonkey, and how do I get VLC to be recognized as the media player for the new SeaMonkey to use?
I suppose the trick is something akin to the method you used to guide me from the boot up process. Trouble is, I have no idea how to get this bloody thing to function the way I want.
With Crunchbang or Puppy, one simply clicks on the icon, and music fills the room. Here I have not a whisper....
Regards, CAI ENG