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Old 12-12-2005, 06:27 PM   #1
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VLOS questions

First off I appologise if this is thw wrong place to post my message I could find vlos in the distrpbutions section. At the moment I am running Mepis Linux but I am interested in giving VLOS a try. I have a few questiosn though firstly. Does it require internet access during the installation? Or does the installation from cd give you everything you need to get started with, I know additional osftware would need to be pulled from the ports thingy.

Is VLOS user friendly. I'm not a complete newbie to Linux, but having to configure things my self is out of my ability i say with most things. oes VLOS try and set everything up for you during isntall if it can like x server etc.

The VLOS site is down due to hardware problems so I cant look there for any information. SO I was wondering what you uys could tell me. Alo any general opinions of it as a desktop use OS would be appreciated.

Thanks Michael
Old 12-12-2005, 06:32 PM   #2
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Vidalinux is based on Gentoo, except the installer is graphical and you install stage 3 rather than having an option as to which stage to install.

I would suggest you go to and have a read of the handbook, it's all relevant. And check out this.
Old 12-12-2005, 06:37 PM   #3
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I have read the osnews article and am about half way through the gentoo handbook. I understand prettty much everything so far. Just wanted to find out about wether net access was required duing install because im only on dial up but using my uni to download the VLOS iso.


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