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Author Topic: Installing Vector from USB stick  (Read 1321 times)

SmartDuck

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Installing Vector from USB stick
« on: September 06, 2014, 11:25:22 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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Re: Installing Vector from USB stick
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2014, 12:30:36 pm »

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



« Last Edit: September 06, 2014, 12:34:34 pm by wigums »
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Re: Installing Vector from USB stick
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2014, 01:46:26 pm »

Great! this is new for me. I will try it.
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Re: Installing Vector from USB stick
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2014, 06:31:28 am »

use xboot 14 beta, it does in 2 min. but then, as here somewhere seen,  you need to open usb drive and open the image of vector linux with winrar and then copt vector linux folder to your usb drive, so that you shall have image and folder, then install, if does not work with 1 point, use 2 point - mount hard drive partition. :)
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