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gacl

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Vector Installer On A UFD?
« on: August 07, 2007, 09:16:21 pm »
Hi,

     I recently was able to install Vector Live to a UFD ( http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=3411.0 ) and now i need to put the installation disc on a UFD. Can that be done? Is it done with the same method as with a live disc? Thanks.

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Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2007, 09:18:29 pm »
you should be able to do it the same way
let us know how it goes,
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Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2007, 03:54:15 pm »
I did everything exactly as i did with the last one but it doesn't boot. I was getting an error of "kernel image not found", or something like that, so i had to move extlinux.conf to the root directory. Even with that it gets stuck at boot:. Any ideas?

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Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2007, 05:03:19 pm »
what version are you trying?
I got the 5.8 soho to work before but std wouldnt work because of the kernel

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Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2007, 05:32:54 pm »
I use the standard version. What do you mean "because of the kernel?" The SOHO version will probably be too heavy. Thanks.

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Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2007, 05:35:40 pm »
the kernel didnt have everything built in i needed to boot from the device.
You can use the soho kernel to boot the std installer though

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Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2007, 11:18:24 am »
Do i need to download the SOHO ISO and burn it? Or is that kernel available somewhere else? I suppose it's this: VL5.8-SOHO-final.iso. Thanks.

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Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2007, 01:01:03 pm »
Pick one kernel from here :D:

ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.8/kernels/

I think the soho kernel was the 2.6.20.3
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Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2007, 09:27:05 am »
I downloaded 2.6.21.1. The higher the number the better, right? Where do i put this, though? Do i have to convert it to vmlinuz? I don't see a vmlinuz on the install disc. Thanks.

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Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2007, 10:40:54 am »
Maybe i've been misunderstood. The installation disc gets stuck at boot:. I have been unable to install Vector in that machine.
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Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2007, 06:31:33 pm »
Do you mean a VL install CD that you burned yourself? If it doesn't get past boot then it is usually:

1) faulty CD burn (try slower speed, better media)
2) ISO burn untested with md5sum
2) faulty CDROM drive
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Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2007, 07:51:38 am »
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Do you mean a VL install CD that you burned yourself?

No, it's a USB flash drive. I'm trying to put the installation disc on a UFD because my Dell laptop has no optical drive.
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Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2007, 08:18:21 am »
rename the 2.6.21.1 kernel to sata and replace the one in he kernels folder

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Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2007, 12:54:02 pm »
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rename the 2.6.21.1 kernel to sata and replace the one in he kernels folder

Now i get: Could not find kernel image: kernel/sata.

I downloaded the kernel twice, just in case. It is in the right place: isolinux/kernel. *sigh*

Just a reminder: isolinux.cfg was renamed to extlinux.conf and moved to the root of the drive ( from the isolinux directory).
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Re: Vector Installer On A UFD?
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2007, 01:28:23 pm »
so then it should say
  kernel isolinux/kernel/sata
in extlinux.conf