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Author Topic: Problem with install of Vector Linux  (Read 94 times)

93EXCivic

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Problem with install of Vector Linux
« on: July 20, 2017, 12:34:55 pm »

I am installing VL 7.1 Light on an Asus Eee Pc (model 1005HAG). I have had issues with the login information. First time I tried to install it, it hung up during the install setting passwords. Second time, I did not create a password in order to avoid this problem. However after rebooting after the installation, it is asking for a username and password. If I enter the username I created and try to go past the password since I did not create one, it says the password is incorrect.

Does anyone have any idea how to fix this problem?

I saw this thread http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=18986.0 and I tried the suggestion at the bottom and that didn't work either. How do I login as root as suggested in that thread?
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M0E-lnx

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Re: Problem with install of Vector Linux
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 12:58:13 pm »

Does the install finish or does it hang?

If it finishes, you can reboot using the install media and pass this argument
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linux root=/dev/sdXN ro vga=normal 2
change the root argument to point to the partition you selected for /

That should get you to a text prompt where you can log in as root (and if you didn't setup a password, just press enter)

Also,
7.1 is rather old.  You should probably try the 7.2 RC's which have more updated software and bugs on the installer have been fixed

nightflier

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Re: Problem with install of Vector Linux
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 07:22:22 am »

Just want to second M0E-lnx's opinion, and send you here for new isos: http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/

Don't worry about them being in the "untested" directory, this is just where we store the files. These images are under constant tesing.
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93EXCivic

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Re: Problem with install of Vector Linux
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 01:58:47 pm »

Just want to second M0E-lnx's opinion, and send you here for new isos:
Don't worry about them being in the "untested" directory, this is just where we store the files. These images are under constant tesing.

Ok thanks. Should I just download the newest of the isos for VL Light?
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nightflier

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Re: Problem with install of Vector Linux
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2017, 04:03:20 pm »

Yes, go for RC3.
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