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Author Topic: Installing Vector from USB stick  (Read 246 times)
webmouse
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« on: September 06, 2014, 10:25:22 am »

Is there a simple way to install Vector from a usb stick?
My main system is a Packerd Bell DOT-S netbook.
I tried it several times, no succes. Renaming the init file etc.
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wigums
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2014, 11:30:36 am »

if you are able to get to a linux box follow these instructions...i dont use windows but im sure that someone will provide and explanation of how to create a bootable usb from windows
(also you may refer to this post as well)
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=18197.msg100629#msg100629

insert usb stick

type as root
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fdisk -l

see what drive designation your usb stick is
we'll use /dev/sdb as the example for this post

change directory to where the iso is located
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cd /home/user

and hybridize the iso
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isohybrid name.of.iso
(may take a couple minutes)

now this next step will hose your system if you accidentally use the wrong dirctory so make sure
that you use the correct drive designation from fdisk -l (and remember im using /dev/sdb as an example, yours may or may not be different)

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dd if=name.of.iso of=/dev/sdb
(may take a couple minutes)


and thats it, now you have a bootable usb stick which you can install from



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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2014, 12:46:26 pm »

Great! this is new for me. I will try it.
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