So I got an old desktop from someone with 128 ram and a 2gig processor running windows xp. And I've been trying to learn a bit about linux lately so I thought I'd try to put vectorlinux on it since it has low ram. I tried several versions of vectorlinux but had problems with all of them. If you could help me get any version working I would appreciate it.
I had to install plop boot manager on it so it can boot from usb since my disk writer doesn't work. Then I put VL6 standard on a usb and booted from it. It took me a few tries to figure out a video configuration that it wouldn't freak out on. Then I guess it's going through the installation process and I get to
"sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI removable disk
sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0"
and it just stops there.
After that I decided to try VL6 light live
I got it to boot all the way, but it seems to have a problem running the programs, nothing will open. XTerm did open once but it took a pretty long time. I tried to open the vlliveinstaller and it did ask me for the password but it didn't do anything after that. Also when I tried to log out, it wouldn't. I had to force the computer to shut down. Also if it helps the desktop background was black, but when i tried it on my laptop it had a background and all the programs ran fine.
I tried VL 6 light and when I was running setup on it it said it couldn't find the install media because it was only looking for a cd or hard disk partition and I was using usb.
I tried VL KDE classic live and from what I remember of running light live, I got to the part where the interface should show up, but the screen stays black. The last message I saw was
"going to multi-user interface mode"
and thats all the versions I've tried, any suggestions?