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Author Topic: Is Vector Linux Light a liveCD?  (Read 3769 times)
jacatone
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« on: August 15, 2008, 10:03:51 am »

Ran the burned CD for VL5 Light, but it looked like it could only install and not load into RAM as a liveCD. Is this the case? Thanks.
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newt
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 10:27:52 am »

You are correct.  VL Light is installable only, non-live.

HTH!
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Masta
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2008, 06:07:04 pm »

Confirmed....
                     It is an installation release, not a live.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2008, 04:24:16 am »

I'm not criticising you gues in any way but this did happen to me too.
It would help prevent others to go through same frustrations to download
burn and then to only realize it was not a live CD.

You could figure out a way to tell it up front on first page or when you first
mention the light iso. Would really help I felt very disappointed when it did
happen to me recently. Sad
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2008, 07:21:01 am »

It would help prevent others to go through same frustrations to download
burn and then to only realize it was not a live CD.

I think it is pretty obvious from our website that the Light Version is not a Live version.
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2008, 07:55:37 am »

When I look for live distros they always indicate that they are 'live' either in the product description or the ISO itself.  VL Light does not indicate in any way that it is live.  I can certainly understand ones frustrations downloading a product they think is live only to find out it is not, however it is an oversight on the downloaders part.  When 'live' becomes the de facto standard then we will need to begin identifying our distros that are not, until then I feel comfortable the way we're going.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2008, 10:23:07 am »

I agree that liveis not a standard.  The vast majority of  distros aren't live and the ones that are usually make a big point of saying so.  Some distros (Zenwalk, Vector) have a regular and a live version and the live is clearly labeled.
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2008, 08:42:03 pm »

It's probably Ubuntu's fault--again. You can run Ubuntu as a Live CD and install from it if you want to. So since so many people think Ubuntu=Linux, I suppose they assume any Linux CD will be a live CD.
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2008, 06:06:15 pm »

Yeah, but ubuntu isn't the only one that runs live-installable (Suse does, just to name one other), plus I believe it was the former Linspire that had that long before ubuntu... but I agree it's probably an ubuntu fault  Wink

We do have LiveCDs for VL though. I think a Light livecd would be great, but I don't see the manpower to maintain it.
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2008, 08:16:50 pm »

I think Granny definitely has a point.  To too many people Ubuntu==Linux and what Ubuntu does is expected from others.  Their non-live CD is the "alternate desktop" version, implying live is preferred.  The thing is the alternate has the better installer by far.

I also don't think Ubuntu does live CDs particularly well.  The Feisty Xubuntu live CD had a severely broken desktop.  In general their live CDs are slower than molasses running uphill in the wintertime on my old hardware.  Many others (Vector, Slax, ALiXe, Wolvix, Zenwalk, GoblinX, etc...) run perfectly fine and are more than fast enough to be comfortable to use.  The only thing Ubuntu is a good example of is how NOT to do a live CD.
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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2008, 12:37:52 am »

.....  In general their live CDs are slower than molasses running uphill in the wintertime   ....

LOL, that's sure would be SLOW
I get the point, but I just found that humorously put  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2008, 09:53:22 am »

It's an old expression from the American South, where I currently live.  I wish I could take credit for it but I can't.  It is more colorful that "so slow I can't use them" Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2008, 01:19:51 pm »

Funny. My grandma would say "slower than a flea on a tar brush".
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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2008, 02:25:20 pm »

In the northern states back in the day we would say "slower than molasses in January".
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« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2008, 01:28:49 pm »

Nooby,

My friend, I like a live-cd from this perspective. It allows me to preview the distro and in particular hardware compatibility issues I may encounter.

If it isn't live, you have to install it. If you don't like it or it doesn't like your computer, then you have to uninstall it. As far as Vector Linux, I don't see how you could not like it. Thus leaving you with does it like your computer? It likes mine that's for sure.

At a point of time in the past, I decided Linux was the OS for me. From then on, hardware purchases are made with the hope and expectation of maximal Linux support. I can pretty well expect a minimum of hardware issues with any Linux I install.

If any Linux is likely to like my computer, the ball is mine. I get to decide what Linux I like.

Regards,

Bruce

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