Direct ISO on a Linux Host
If you have another Linux(such as Knoppix,) running on the computer. downloading the following files into a directory (e.g: /home/download):
The chosen VectorLinux ISO image file.
Find it as “install/vinstall/vinstall-iso” within the FTP site
Now go to the text console (press Cntrl-Alt-F1) and login as root. Proceed as follows:
Switch to run level 2 (or 3 in Slackware, etc)
init 2 <enter>
Go to the directory where you downloaded the files, i.e.: /home/download
Now, install using the ISO file
./vinstall-iso vl-7.0.iso <enter>
Now i have tried some of the man-page magic and concluded that:
There might be some typos in this man page like:
Ctrl > Cntrl
And vinstall-iso > vinstall-iso-ng (I dont know the difference though!)
And you are probably going to search for some time in those ftp-sites.
I found this in a VL-distro (iso) under /install/vinstall/*
Therefore i extracted those files from the install iso by an archiver.
Copied this to chosen / (/dev/partition)
Leaving aimed installation-partition's unmounted/ uneffected
Id strongly suggest not using gparted in the installation-mode but go for fdisk/ format before install is issued.
And once you’ve gotten to your system (init 2 or 3)
su > password
mount -t <the_filesystem> /dev/partition-where_ISOandVINSTALL-ISO-NG_are /media/mountpoint
chmod +x vinstall-iso-ng
If you make a separate partition on the hard drive and put an iso file in the root (top dir) of it, then boot off the install cd, you should be presented with the option of using that image file as the install source.
Now that would be nice, though i have yet to succeed in accomplishing that task. (It doesn’t work for me, by install or live.)
Perhaps the installer only searches in bootable flaged partitions for iso's?
I might write an update for ways of installing after i have tested the Grub-way and learned some more about the "nightflier" method.