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Author Topic: Installing VL from ISO but only can boot from floppy.......[SOLVED]  (Read 1436 times)

hata_ph

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I am having a problem here.....my current VL 5.8 STD is death due to some mistake I done.
Now I want to install VL 5.9 STD but the laptop I am using don't have CD-ROM. I can boot from floppy but the ISO file is in a USB pendrive. Is there a way that I can boot from the floppy to run the vinstall-iso script in the USB pendrive?
« Last Edit: December 31, 2007, 02:53:42 am by hata_ph »
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uelsk8s

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Re: Installing VL from ISO but only can boot from floppy.......
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2007, 10:44:12 am »

you can do it.
I got a bad install last time i tried to install with vinstall-iso from usb pendrive.
I think with the low ram machine i had and all the loop mounts being done there was not enough mem leftover to decompress properly.

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Re: Installing VL from ISO but only can boot from floppy.......
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2007, 10:51:36 am »

how you do it?
how did you boot into your system and run the vinstall-iso script?

http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=4557.15

i did find this post and I am trying to add the ISO to lilo.conf.......but will it recognize the USB pendrive at boot time??
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Re: Installing VL from ISO but only can boot from floppy.......
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2007, 10:59:46 am »

I would recommend you copy the contents of the ISO to your swap partition
and add it to lilo then install that way
I think you will get better results and after install just format swap as swap and add it to fstab
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Re: Installing VL from ISO but only can boot from floppy.......[SOLVED]
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2007, 02:54:11 am »

thanks for your help.....it work....
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