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Author Topic: VL64-6.0 Alpha thread  (Read 11072 times)

uelsk8s

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VL64-6.0 Alpha thread
« on: December 22, 2008, 09:36:20 am »

Thanks to a lot of work contributed by rbistolfi, The 6.0 release of VL64 is ready for early adopters.
you can get the ISO here: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/Uelsk8s/iso-test/VL64-6.0-STD-A0.7.iso

Please post any bugs, comments below

Thanks,
Uelsk8s
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Re: VL64-6.0 Alpha thread
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2008, 10:45:07 am »

Thanks rbistolfi and uelsk8s. I should have a bit of free time over the holidays to "play" with this.
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Re: VL64-6.0 Alpha thread
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2008, 06:21:13 pm »

After multiple attempts I've been unable to install a0.7. The gui installer and the text installer have both failed. I tried with and without the "gui noapic" and no change. The process just stops installing anything and never gets to any configuration steps. Any suggestions?
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Re: VL64-6.0 Alpha thread
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2008, 10:07:37 pm »

MikeCindi,
I will do some more tests here, and see what I can figure out.

Thanks,
Uelsk8s
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Re: VL64-6.0 Alpha thread
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009, 12:15:27 am »

New alpha build: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/Uelsk8s/iso-test/VL64-6.0-STD-A0.9.iso

This should fix some install issues.

Let me know how it does for you.

Uelsk8s
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Re: VL64-6.0 Alpha thread
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2009, 09:27:40 am »

I'll try it out today. I had tried the a0.8 and got it going but it failed to detect sound, network, and wouldn't let me build nvidia drivers.
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Re: VL64-6.0 Alpha thread
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2009, 12:45:20 pm »

A0.9 did not do much for me but here's what I had issues with:
1. the gui installer (booted with gui noapic) halted with the following message after selecting full install:
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This application has raised an unexpected error and must abort.
[6] Type mismatch: wanted string [], got Variant [] instead. MdInstallSys.?.0
2. was able to install with the text installer (linux noapic) with the following problems
  -no NIC detected
  -alsa found no pci sound
  -no graphics card (used vesa after a few loops)
3. on startup there was an error that I missed about updating the database (a non-existant line)
4. once in the gui noted that I had sound and that the snd_hda_intel module was loaded (I guess I didn't need alsa to set it up?)
5. vasm just loops to the initial menu regardless of what option is selected
6. couldn't get nvidia graphics working (only one attempt though) and got this:
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root:# sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-177.82-pkg2.run
Verifying archive integrity... OK
Uncompressing NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86_64 177.82...
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-177.82-pkg2.run: line 791: ./nvidia-installer: No such file or directory

While I was poking around the general "feel" of it was pretty nice.
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Re: VL64-6.0 Alpha thread
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2009, 10:01:36 am »

Does this build attempt to install WiFi as well? Highly tempted to give it a shot on my notebook.
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Re: VL64-6.0 Alpha thread
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2009, 12:10:32 pm »

I wasn't able to get it to work.
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Re: VL64-6.0 Alpha thread
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2009, 01:51:16 pm »

Ewww! That could be a show stopper! LOL Is your notebook fairly new or one of the dinosaurs? ;)
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Re: VL64-6.0 Alpha thread
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2009, 03:05:19 pm »

fairly new, it's a HP Pavilion dv9820us
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Re: VL64-6.0 Alpha thread
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2010, 11:18:22 pm »

I see that there hasn't been any new postings in this thread for over 6 months and Alpha 0.9 was released one year ago.... Any progress in the past year on VL64-6.0? I installed it on a partition on my Acer Aspire laptop a few weeks ago, but haven't played with it since then. I need to get back to it and try to get my wireless card working.
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Re: VL64-6.0 Alpha thread
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2010, 01:54:24 am »

We have pretty well abandoned 64 bit for vl6 but there is a new developer build for vl7. I haven't tried so use at your own risk.
ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/Uelsk8s/test/v7/VL647.0-CORE-A0.1.iso
Questions regarding this should be directed to uelsk8s.

Cheers,
Vec
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Re: VL64-6.0 Alpha thread
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2010, 10:42:48 pm »

We have pretty well abandoned 64 bit for vl6 but there is a new developer build for vl7. I haven't tried so use at your own risk.
ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/Uelsk8s/test/v7/VL647.0-CORE-A0.1.iso
Questions regarding this should be directed to uelsk8s.

Cheers,
Vec

Cool - I'm D/L'ing it and I'll try it out when I get the time.
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Re: VL64-6.0 Alpha thread
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2010, 09:50:23 pm »

Good luck on this please lets keep the momentum going, it is great for VL and all it's users  ;D ;) ;)
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