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Author Topic: I hope i can install and run vector  (Read 1849 times)
johnnybevo
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« on: March 27, 2011, 12:08:34 pm »

   I have been searching for a linux distro that i can run for a while.
I have tried to install most of them "no such luck" so far.
I hope vector is the answer I am downloading the 2 cd soho right now.
I will need to create a dual boot with winxp pro.
Below is my pc info.
Is it possible for me to run the vector distro?
 
   
Operating System         System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)         Compaq Presario 061 PX787AA-ABA SR1503WM NA530 0n41411RE101GUPPY00
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a         Main Circuit Board b
2.93 gigahertz Intel Celeron
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Not hyper-threaded         Board: ASUSTek Computer INC. Guppy 1.03
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.08 05/09/2005
Drives         Memory Modules c,d
80.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
55.63 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TSSTcorp CDW/DVD TS-H492A [Optical drive]

Generic USB CF Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic USB MS Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic USB SD Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic USB SM Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
HDS728080PLAT20 [Hard drive] (80.03 GB) -- drive 0, s/n PFD211S4RXYTLN, rev PF2OA28A, SMART Status: Healthy         1528 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 1024 MB
Slot 'A1' has 512 MB
     Local Drive Volumes
     
      
c: (FAT32 on drive 0)    6.43 GB    1.47 GB free
h: (NTFS on drive 0)    42.06 GB    22.70 GB free
z: (NTFS on drive 0)    31.52 GB    31.45 GB free
     Network Drives
     None discovered
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stretchedthin
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011, 01:57:09 pm »

Can't see any reason why not.  But why not try the live kde classic version for a test.  If it runs well in as a live cd then that would be a pretty good indicator.
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-release/VL6.0-KDE-Classic-Live.iso
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johnnybevo
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2011, 02:35:19 pm »

Can't see any reason why not.  But why not try the live kde classic version for a test.  If it runs well in as a live cd then that would be a pretty good indicator.
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-release/VL6.0-KDE-Classic-Live.iso


If vl will work, I have a empty ntfs partition already created it is about 29gb.
will vl setup the dual boot automatically if I use that partition?
Can I add other apps to vl from a repository.
I do alot of graphics work at home. Can I access files between win and vl.
one app I am interested in is xara xtreme.
I am going to check out some of yout tutorials.
Thank you very much.
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Andy Price
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2011, 04:25:06 pm »

There are several threads on this topic so you could do a search and read a few of them, for example these two:

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=9046.0
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=12511.0

Since you want to dual boot and share your data between Linux and Windows then I would suggest you keep things simple and set up just two partitions, swap and root. During the installation you'll need to tell Vector about your NTFS data partition so that it can automatically mount it at boot time. You'll also need to format your Linux partition(s) with a Linux file system in place of NTFS. Just work your way through the installation routine and these choices will be presented to you. When the installation is finished, make links (shortcuts) in your /home/user folder to the folders on your data partition to make it easy to find things from inside Vector.

Andy
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