Apologies, for having goofed, and submitted this first message earlier this morning to the wrong section of the forum. Haha. Nobody is perfect, right!http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=12807.0
To summarize that message: I failed to install the beta version, also, i.e. as others have reported.
Later on this morning, I then attempted to install in a third computer, a much more modern motherboard, with PIV "D" cpu, and DDRII RAM, and succeeded, ALMOST.
At least, I made it past the two errors described earlier today, at the wrong place in the forum.
I arrived at the same error, as a year ago
, i.e. create a user. This problem has still NOT BEEN FIXED!!!!
I entered the usual single letter, I always use, (for I enable autologin, so no need for a complicated user name or password), and obtained an error message, saying that I needed to change the user name, because that one was already in use....
how can that be, I am installing it for the first time!!!
This is not a new error in the installer, it was there already in 2010. The installer needs to accept a single letter name, and a single letter password, else,
ENABLE AUTO LOGIN, right from the get go, which, in my humble opinion, makes A LOT MORE SENSE, and is consistent with a first class hotel accommodation, instead of a hammock in the barnyard.
When I acknowledged "my mistake", and signaled my willingness to change my user login name to some other letter of the alphabet, the installer instead exited the routine, as if finished--a second bug, in the same part of the installer, same as a year ago.....
A very minor, but esthetically unsatisfying point: the disk does not automatically eject, upon completing the installation....... It is acceptable to compel the user to push the button, but it is just not slick, to do so. Looks like we are camping out, instead of staying at a reasonable bed and breakfast.....
After reboot, a lovely login screen appeared, very classy, however, it refused to grant entrance.
I know from past experience that I will be obliged to reboot again, with the cdrom, and fiddle with the login business. That's really not what I desire, so I am going to hold off doing anything further, until these various problems are solved.
As before, please let me know if you need any log files, posted, or sent by email.....