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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #45 on: July 24, 2017, 02:19:17 pm »
This actually raises more questions than it answers.

I just ran an install on a VM and it clearly creates an initrd in the /boot directory.



Have you checked your md5sums on these images?

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« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2017, 02:38:32 pm »
OK get the message

Straybit did say
"Reinstalled VL7.2b2 (32 bit) with/out boot loader.  Started from CD - reached login screen - NO keyboard or mouse.
I still have b1 usable."

 "linux root=/dev/sda5 ro 2"


even if straybit got RC3.1 to boot it would have no keyboard and mouse, he has not had one since B1.
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« Reply #47 on: July 24, 2017, 02:52:17 pm »
Thanks, MOE-lnx.  I did check the md5sum on the disk where I saved it.  I then use the b2 disk to start the install using the RC3.iso on the hard disk.  Should I down load it again?
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« Reply #48 on: July 24, 2017, 05:01:51 pm »
use the b2 disk to start the install using the RC3.iso on the hard disk

Waitaminute.. you're not booting from the RC3.1 install media?

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« Reply #49 on: July 25, 2017, 07:26:03 am »
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Waitaminute.. you're not booting from the RC3.1 install media?
true.
I'll see if it will burn the old dvd.
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« Reply #50 on: July 25, 2017, 08:23:11 am »
Alright, that makes sense. You can install using an older version disc and a new iso, but booting into the new install from the old disc cause problems. I just tried that and got no kb/mouse.

You do need to either configure your bootloader to use the proper kernel, or boot from a disc the same version as the installed system.

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« Reply #51 on: July 25, 2017, 12:00:08 pm »
It took me 3 tries to get a usable disk burned - I had to use W$10 to do it!
Amazing!  Used the text installer, as usual.  Lilo completed (WOW!) as did the rest of the install.
My only issue with the install was in setting the time zone - had to keep tapping the up|down key to see where I was in the list.
Many, many thank-yous to all of you for putting up with me through all of this.
I have a dvd/cdr that I also thought could write dvds  - apparently not.  I'll have to open the case and see what it is.  Unfortunately, it is NOT listed in ftab!
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« Reply #52 on: July 25, 2017, 12:11:31 pm »
So, is your issue resolved now?  Fully working installation?

Your initial problem may have been with the hosted install (running the installer from a working Linux and selecting our ISO as an install source.)

May need a small tweak, but shouldn't affect too many users (not a lot of people are installing this way, and that provision is mostly there for development purposes rather than installing the OS)

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« Reply #53 on: July 25, 2017, 01:30:08 pm »
Congratulations! Glad you stuck with it until it got solved.  ;D

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« Reply #54 on: July 25, 2017, 02:40:15 pm »
Yes, it's working now.  Next step is to run gslapt to get the other applications i want: seamonkey, etc.
Apparently launching the install from the b2 disk is what caused lilo to freeze, no initrd.gz and, as nightflier found, no kb|mouse.
Thanks, again
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« Reply #55 on: July 25, 2017, 04:11:51 pm »
That's excellent...
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« Reply #56 on: July 29, 2017, 01:08:30 am »
Couldn't mount CD dvd correctly, it prompted that CD not found at fstab file
How to fix?

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« Reply #57 on: July 29, 2017, 06:34:19 am »
Assuming your optical drive is identified as /dev/sr0, add this line to /etc/fstab:
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/dev/sr0 /media/cdrom auto ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0

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« Reply #58 on: July 29, 2017, 08:19:55 pm »
Assuming your optical drive is identified as /dev/sr0, add this line to /etc/fstab:
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/dev/sr0 /media/cdrom auto ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0

tried, it doesn't work, still can\t mount cd

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« Reply #59 on: July 30, 2017, 04:35:25 am »
Please post output of commands:
ls -al /media
mount /dev/sr0