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Old 04-03-2005, 10:10 PM   #1
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Question Installing Vector Linux 1.8 from ISO images

I'm new to both Linux and these forums, but I aim to learn and help when possible.

After researching Linux on the web, I found the local Linux guru in town and we had a talk. I walked out of his office with a copy of Red Hat 8.0 and a word of encouragement.

The next item of business was finding an old PC. I didn't want to risk losing any data on my main computer, which runs WinXP. I found an old 386 with a 4 gig IDE hard drive and 32.0 mb memory. After installing Red Hat 8.0, I noticed that my system specs were far under par. I had been using Gnome, but switched to Twm. Well, Twm sucks and the only thing I could do was bring up the X Terminal and learn a little bit through the info command.

I decided to look around for a lightweight distrobution and found Vector Linux 1.8.

I would post the url to the online Vector Linux directory, but apparently I have to wait until I post five times. Search for: "Index of /pub/linux/distributions/vectorlinux/veclinux-1.8 iso" on and it will be the first item.

I downloaded the ISO image: veclinux-1.8.iso (146.0 MB)

I burned to file to a CD and went cheerily back to the old 386. I change the BIOS to boot from CD ROM, pop the CD in, reboot and....

Nothing. Red Hat 8.0 proceeded to initialize.

Can anyone help me?

Old 04-03-2005, 10:52 PM   #2
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It sounds like you just copied the ISO to the disk instead of burning it as an image. When burning an ISO you must choose "burn disk image" or something to that effect in your burning software.

Whatever your particular burning software, the word "image" should be a burning choice.

You should really think about adding some RAM to that old computer. 32Meg is going to make it tough regardless of what distro you run.


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