I'm having a problem booting my desktop after installing vector linux 5.9 light. I spent most of yesterday reading forums and searching google but can't seem to clear this hurdle. Any help would be appriciated. Thanks!
Short version: I think the first thing I need to do is copy the kernel from the iso install disk to my hard drive. I could use specific instructions because my command line skills are pretty shaky.
Long version: So first I used the install disk to make 3 partions (root hda1, swap hda2, and home hda3), and then format (I used EXT3 for formatting when asked) and install 5.9 light. That all went pretty well after a few tries. The next step was to reboot.
After rebooting I get a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the top corner. Now after searching forums yesterday I'm pretty sure I've wiped out the MBR. I guess I need to have LILO installed for it to boot. So next I go back to the install disk and use the LILO rescue option. But upon running this I get the error "Cannot find kernel (VMLINUZ) Aborting LILO install". After googling this error I find that I need to copy the kernel from the install disk to the hard drive.
That's where I'm at now. I think I know what I need to do, but I'm not sure how to do it on the command line. Like I said, I've put a lot of time into this already and would love to figure this out and get this up and running. Thanks for your help.