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Author Topic: Installation Problems  (Read 1654 times)

Meshe

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Installation Problems
« on: October 11, 2008, 09:13:02 am »

Hey guys,

I been having some issue while trying to install Vector Linux on my laptop. I'm installing it from CD-boot, and when its loading the iSCSI it just stays there "loading", I have let the loading for like 1 hr an a half, and still the screen is on that spot.

Also dont know if it has to do anything with not having the partitions done yet, thus I wanted to make them once the installation GUI was up.
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Cariboo

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Re: Installation Problems
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2008, 02:33:00 pm »

Hi,
Check HERE and THERE
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sledgehammer

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Re: Installation Problems
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2008, 12:30:58 pm »

I have loaded Vector on laptops hundreds of times. If I knew what "iSCSI" was, I might have a suggestion, unless you are dual-booting and I know nothing of that.  I do know that when I run into a hang (very rare), it sometimes helps to do the partitions in puppy and then boot up with the Vector 5.9 install CD.  If I still have problems, its usually a bad install CD.

John
« Last Edit: October 14, 2008, 08:49:56 am by sledgehammer »
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Meshe

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Re: Installation Problems
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2008, 04:29:24 pm »

Thx for the posts cariboo, the thing here is that I only have windows installed on my laptop, you seem to have linux which let you change the kernel, on my case I cant.  :'( And yes that's exactly what happen to me, it is left hanging there.

When the installation asks for where is the partition like a linux console, can I call the lilo conf to change the priority on the iSCSI?
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Cariboo

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Re: Installation Problems
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2008, 05:09:40 pm »


Hello Meshe
I started with the help of the KNOPPIX 5.1 LiveCD to re-partition the Hard Drive and create a new partition with ext3 file system for VL.
Then I rebooted and inserted the VL-5.9-std CD and, following the menu, I was able to install VL on this newly created partition.
Once installed I could reboot and had VL running from the HDD. Then I went through the procedure of reconfiguring of the kernel as described in the thread.
 Cariboo
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Meshe

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Re: Installation Problems
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2008, 06:08:09 pm »

oh i see. Though following what you mention on that last post, the issue is not having the partions? Since I havent even get to install VL, while trying to go to the installation interfase its where its left hanging.

I got the ubuntu livecd, ill give it a try.
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