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Author Topic: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released  (Read 22708 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
« Last Edit: September 02, 2014, 06:34:02 pm by solex » Logged
roarde
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move the needle


« 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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Robert
VL STD 7.1 RC2.3, icewmvmods
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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d_s
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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!
« Last Edit: October 18, 2014, 12:54:19 pm by d_s » Logged
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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