I've been trying to install VL on my old laptop. The Floppy install failed for the usb cd-rom wasn't detected (even using the smartbootmanager....).
I'm now trying to use the install script to start the installation from my Edgy partition.
The problem is that every time I execute the script, it tells me "ERROR : must run as root"
This is how I proceeded:
1. Activate a root account. (Debian distros don't always have an activated root account)
2.logout from my graphical X session.
3.[Ctrl-Alt-F1] my way to a command line session.
4. login as root.
5.go to the directory where is stored the .iso and the install script.
6. typed <init 2>
7. execute the script this way : ./vinstall-iso VL-5.8-std-Gold.iso
and then I get the error mentioned before.
Now, I know maybe the script permission is causing problems.. i really don't know for I am quite a n00b with Linux.
If I execute this command; < ls -l > ; I get this result :
-rwxrwxr-x 1 gagle gagle [.......] vinstall-iso
-rwxrwxr-x 1 gagle gagle [.......] VL-5.8-std-Gold.iso
where [......] are irrelevant infos(date and size) and gagle is my user name, that hasn't anything to do with my root acount.
That's why I am led to think there is a permission problem and I don't know how to use chmod intelligently.