I’m having problems installing VL 6.0 Standard Final.
The laptop I’m trying to install it on is a relatively new Compaq Evo, 512 RAM, 40Gb HDD.
I’m aiming for a clean install, so have partitioned the disk as follows:
Partition #1 ext3, 7.81GB, boot
Partition #2 ext3, 28.81GB
Partition #3 linux swap, 549.1Mb
When I return to installer from Gparted, the sizes are shown as:
When I’ve run the installer, various things have happened. The most common is that the current activity bar gets to very near the end of ‘Installing base system programs’ and a window comes up, stating ‘Failed to install [whatever task it’s trying to do]’. Sometimes, when OK is clicked, it will proceed to the next part of the installation, but again, near the end of the current task, will show the error message again. Sooner or later, it’ll state the installation has failed, and will then hang. Once, the installation proceeded, despite failure at each task, until installing the optional component vlnvidia, when the message ‘This application has raised an unexpected error and must abort.  Device is full MdlInstallSys.?.0’, and then hangs.
I’ve got around 8Gb for Linux to install, whereas the stated minimum requirement is 3.8Gb or so.
Previous experience of installing (VL5.9) on other machines has suggested that sometimes it plays ball and sometimes it doesn’t, but this is persisting in not playing ball! I don’t know why.