Last night i had a bad-ass crash of my system trying to install VL7.
So after a number of hours of work, i was back on track again.
Not blaming VL though, it seems like my Laptop-cd doesn't like my oem-bundle mediums!
And oboy did that get uggly when your in gparted that failed the writing process completely.
That said, id prefer not to install any more from the cd/dvd.
So i tried to recall howto make an install from an iso directly from an partition.
Therefore i booted up on a VL (not live), tried to do something like "mount -ro loop iso9660 /dev/sdaX/VL7.iso /mountdir"
(In a bunch of variations but nothing succeeded without later-on getting an error-message.
So if someone's willing id like to get an update of the loop-mount/ chroot/ initiation and so on.
And this is something new for me, here's the inspiration: http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=17065.0
What im looking for is how do i perform it... to me it seems like an convenient way to make frequent reinstall's of beta testing.
Edit menu.lst in Grub to > title install VL > kernel vmlinux > initrd initrd.img
Copying kernel and initrd to /boot (whats the right ones to pick and or maybe edit initrd to find dir.)
What's missing is, that i usually have a dedicated /boot partition.
So id have to just copy these to my sdaX root along with the iso-image and link grub's menu.lst there?
Like for example something like root (0,7) +1 and rootnoverify, if its on the primary and 8th partition (Grub 2)
Might be cool to try something new. =)