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Author Topic: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released  (Read 38733 times)
overthere
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« Reply #45 on: August 31, 2014, 05:45:21 pm »

How big is the stick? assuming 8 gig min

No..there is no live option for the development iso's.. Old School installable operating system

To install to usb you would likely have to have the usb stick formatted for install like a hard drive and install to it like one as well..unetbootin will create a bootable installer on usb not a bootable OS

If you created a dvd and proceeded to install to usb and it did not install the boot loader at the end you could try booting the stick with the dvd: linux root=/dev/sdxx ro (xx is what ever your stick is)

just my take on it..not a good choice for thumb drive linux but an option. It can also be made to work in virtualbox via install, but is best installed to compatible hardware of which there is a vast selection.

knowledge of your experience would be welcome naturally I have not done a direct install to usb but did have the same response installing the bootloader to a second partition rather than the master boot record and booted via dvd no issue.

There are live cd for current standard release you can find it here

http://vectorlinux.com/downloads#standardLive

persistence is not an option for live usb however it is linux and you are free to make it so if you have what it takes..  Smiley
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solex
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« Reply #46 on: September 02, 2014, 05:43:54 pm »

Hi,

The stick is 4 GB, I tried to install VLocity 7.0 from CD and had the same problem all was going well, it got to what looked like the very last step and threw and error:

"[45] File or directory does not exist.  MdlBootMngr.?.0"



Dan
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roarde
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« Reply #47 on: September 02, 2014, 06:25:37 pm »

Insert both the stick and the CD. Set the BIOS to boot from CD first, then check USB.

When the first screen comes up, try typing in:
linux root=/dev/sdb1 ro

If that doesn't get you a one-time boot to the stick, try
linux root=/dev/sda1 ro
(That one might start your HD if it has a linux on it, or maybe the stick.)

If you get a boot, the stick's own bootloader can be configured next. But I'd try fsck /dev/sdb1 first.
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solex
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« Reply #48 on: September 02, 2014, 08:25:36 pm »

ok tried that but i get the following error in the shell when booting

Kernal Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown wn-block(0,0)

Thank you for your continued support.

Dan
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solex
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« Reply #49 on: September 02, 2014, 08:33:47 pm »

Retried VLocity 7.1 and selected the advanced option and the installer stopped when it determine that the USB stick was less the 4 GB.
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« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2014, 11:00:04 am »

> There Is No Such Thing As A "Dumb Question"!

Ok then, what is the latest test iso for download I could try out? And where should I download it from?

I found VL-7.1-STD-RC2.3.iso under http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/iso for 32 bit.

Is that the latest? If yes: I get a download speed of less than 16 kilobytes/s, this results in an estimated download time of more than TWELVE hours.
I left it running for several minutes and it is getting worse - estimating 14 hours now, after downloading 10 megabytes.

That's not an option. I will cancel the download after sending this post.

What could I do to get reasonable download times?

Or if you could do something about that, please do it.


Edit:
I left it running and suddenly the download sped up to about 400kb/s and now it's finished. Smiley
I don't know if something was done on your side - if yes: Thank you very much!
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vincent2
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« Reply #51 on: October 22, 2014, 05:23:04 pm »

expecting the release of rc2.4 with kernel 3.17.x series,
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« Reply #52 on: December 24, 2014, 01:26:21 pm »

When are you folks going to update the documentation site to include 7.0?
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seaken
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« Reply #53 on: January 04, 2015, 09:24:38 am »

I am attempting to try VL7.1 RC3.1 in hopes that it will give me some features not working in 7.0. But I can't even get the keyboard to work.

In previous setup routines I have been able to choose my keyboard and set the video. This setup routine does not seem to allow this. Maybe there is a way but I can not see it. Is there a special launch command I can use to make these choices?

VL7.0 works for me (I am using it now to make this forum entry) but I can't figure out how to set the video to the correct resolution. This laptop uses WXGA at 1280 x 768. I can't VL7 to use a driver that support that resolution. VESA works and it is set to 1024 x 768. But the screen would be clearer if I could get the native resolution.

I was hoping VL7.1 might use a better driver for my video. But it is crashing on both video and keyboard. I can't even use the Text mode.

This is a Gateway MX3210 with a Celeron M. Not sure if VL7.1 works with the M type processors. I have read in some other distros that a special version needs to be used when using an M processor. I haven't seen this mentioned with the VL versions. But maybe it's a kernel thing? VL7 uses 3.08 I think? VL7.1 uses 3.12. Could that be an issue for a Celeron M?

Anyway, can anyone help me figure out how to at least get into text mode? Without a keyboard I can't make anything work. How do I tell the system to use a basic keyboard at boot time?

Thanks,
Sean
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seaken
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« Reply #54 on: January 18, 2015, 03:10:23 pm »

I was finally able to get VL7.0 set to use 1280x800. I used a ModeLine command in the xorg.conf file.

For now, I'll stay with version 7.0. Maybe I'll revisit 7.1 after it is released.

Thank you,
Sean
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Megamieuwsel
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« Reply #55 on: January 25, 2015, 11:35:08 pm »

OK, I admit that I've been out of the loop for a while, but here's my take on the RC3.1 of vl7.1 64-bit:

IT IS NOT GOOD!

-First off: ANIMATION during startup?!?... A system should be RELIABLE, not the show-off-case of childish games.
 I assume showing a nice graph is ok, but wasting resources on something as useless as an animation is NOT looking professional.

-The install-interface looks nice&clean, but I got no option to create a user; had to do that post-install.
 And the "advanced" option didn't offer any advanced options; I take it, this Work In Progress.

So far: nothing really serious.Annoying but no biggie.

However:
-Localisation is CRAP! Still stuck with the retarded default US-keymap. Not even the [intl], let alone the ones with deadkeys(with or without the choice for the Alt-Gr option...)

-Permissions of some of the programs, installed through GSLAPT are not set right; Chrome had to be adjusted manually and the installed binary was not in the path.
 gparted is missing dependencies.

-The default vesa-driver doesn't work well with my Geforce 8400GS(Screen blacks out for some seconds at irregular interfalls...) and that brings me to:

-THE TUI DOESN'T WORK!!!
Starting up in TUI won't let me in; It refuses to accept ANY login, be it root-account or regular user.
Issuing <init 2> or <init 3> gives me the (nice, admitted) Vlocity-graph, but no prompt whatsoever
And what happened to good 'ole "killx"?...
Did I mention, the NVIDIA-driver doesn't install when in an X-environment?...

- The system is actually slower than my 7.0 32 bit install....
 Trust me: The AMD AThlon quad-core really is a 64-bit processor...

This after a mere 2 hours of joshing around with it.
This is NOT a release-candidate.
Calling it "beta" would be a stretch...
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« Reply #56 on: January 26, 2015, 06:34:09 am »

-Localisation is CRAP! Still stuck with the retarded default US-keymap. Not even the [intl], let alone the ones with deadkeys(with or without the choice for the Alt-Gr option...)

Quoting yourself: "Speak English or die!" Cheesy

Hey, welcome back. I answered most of your concerns in the bug tracker.
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Megamieuwsel
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« Reply #57 on: January 26, 2015, 07:22:01 am »

Quoting yourself: "Speak English or die!" Cheesy

Hey, welcome back. I answered most of your concerns in the bug tracker.
That'd be: "quoting yourself, quoting Bruce Dickinson"
And yes: The default US-map is insufficient for covering the whole of English as well as the other European tongues... ;-)
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« Reply #58 on: January 26, 2015, 09:14:59 pm »

I'm kinda liking rc3 for vlocity 7.1

some of the programs won't install like google-chrome without care in the commandline

but I installed other programs and they work just fine!

still fiddling with guake to get it going

but mail works and I like the animation, I've wanted an animated bootscreen for like everrr... and I'm gonna edittheheck out of it when I'm good enough to find it:)

probably be rolling a kernel,

and anyway, just stopped by to say Hi, I'm liking the new digs
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