I have just attempted to install from 'http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/iso/VL-7.1-BB-FINAL.iso
' and hit a problem.
On booting from the CD and reaching the boot prompt I get:-Loading kernel/sata
Could not find ramdrive image: init.lz
Entering 'gui' or 'install' made no difference. Entering 'linux root=/dev/sr0' did get the system to start but I ran into a kernel panic before I could get anywhere useful.
I should add that my drive setup is not a simple one. The mobo (Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5] has six SATA slots. These are set in the BIOS to behave as IDE. Of these only the first four are bootable. These slots are being used as follows:-
Slot 0: 1st hard drive - 1TB Seagate Barracuda
Slot 1: 2nd hard drive - 1TB Seagate Barracuda
Slot 2: 3rd hard drive- 1TB Seagate Barracuda
These first three hard drives are configured as a RAID5 software array using 'md'. This is my working system and so cannot be touched (Debian Wheezy).
Slot 3: Optical drive. LG BlueRay writer
This is the drive the installation was being attempted from.
Slot 4: 4th hard drive - 1TB Seagate Barracuda
The fourth hard drive is being used normally and was to be the installation target.
Slot 5: free
There is also an IDE controller which has a DVD writer attached, This is proving unreliable so I do not use it to install from.
There is also a 4-slot memory card reader attached via USB which has been known to cause confusion with drive letter assignments. 'lsusb' reports 'Neodio Techologies ND3050'.
Any tests I might carry out to help diagnosis?