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Author Topic: Installing VL Light 6.0  (Read 483 times)
scaeascaea
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« on: September 16, 2010, 03:52:05 pm »

Every time I try to install VL Light 6.0 , I don't seem to get a graphical interface. Half the time, it aborts because the file installing is either 'corrupt' or there's 'not enough space' on the partition.

The last time, it didn't say, 'oops, no Gnome, KDE, something, or something else: can't have a gui', but I still don't have a gui. As far as I can tell.

During the installation, it doesn't find any errors when checking, then it installs required programs, then there are two screens of 'optional' programs. On the first screen, I only install the last two 10MB programs: office stuff and JWM. On the second, the last time, I installed all of the X11 programs, but few of the others (as this computer will never, probably, get online. It's primary function is as a word processor; I just wanna use OOo!)

What do I need and what am I missing? Do I need to say something to the command line?
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 05:05:40 pm »

There are two versions of vl-light the non-live install disk, which is just a ncurses installer (not graphical) and the live version.  I think you will want to make sure you have downloaded the live version.  It is a little more updated than the other and features a graphical installer and gparted for setting up your partitions.
Here's a tut...http://www.opensourcebistro.com/Tutorial/VL60/01.Installation/vllive/vllightliveinstall.htm
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2010, 05:40:27 pm »

It would be helpful if we knew a little more about your machine, like CPU, RAM and hard disk size.
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