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Author Topic: VL7 Final  (Read 1837 times)

StrayBit

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VL7 Final
« on: February 22, 2012, 06:52:45 am »

This is announced on the front page (vectorlinux.com).  The download link on the read more page did not work for me but, backing up to the main page, I had no issue with the download link.

Just got a (newer) computer and got VL6 installed dual booting with XP Pro.  Was going to start updateing it but will install 7 instead.

It looks awesome.  The team is to be commended.

Bruce
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StrayBit

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Re: VL7 Final
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 09:53:11 am »

VL7 was downloaded but k3b saves it is a wrong file size.  Thunar saves my file is 385.1MB.  Is that correct?
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Re: VL7 Final
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 12:50:15 pm »

Sorry!  K3b was reporting fewer bytes than thunar.  Re-downloading now.
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StrayBit

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Re: VL7 Final
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 05:58:19 pm »

Finally got it down-loaded and installed.  The GUI installer is amazing!  And it even offers Grub!  So I tried it!  It toasted MBR.  Neither re-installing for LILO or with the the TUI installer helped.  Tomorrow, I'll re-install VL6 and see if it will get my MBR back.

Don't get me wrong.  I'm not complaining.  As I remember, I had some glitches when VL6 came out.  I'm looking forward to seeing what it looks like. 

Oh! The CD on the laptop errored on the disk burned on a DVD/CDRW drive.  The good news is the installer finds the iso file on HD and offers to install from it.  Much easier than the old way.
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StrayBit

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Re: VL7 Final
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 12:23:13 pm »

Success!  VL6 cleared the issue of the MBR.  Am writing this from VL7.  The problem was most likely mine as I had kept trying to add another CDRW (it was CDROM!) and another hd, all of which kept changing how the drives were labeled.

I haven't tested the others yet, but I should be to boot to WinXpPro, VL6 and VL7.  The others were working before I reinstalled VL7 - again!  Now to get used to it
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