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Old 03-19-2004, 11:44 AM   #1
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Anyone having problems with Vector Live CD 4.0?


I downloaded an ISO image a few weeks ago for a version of Vector Linux. I believe it was the Live CD version, but I could be mistaken about that. I just downloaded another version. This time I made sure that it's the Live CD edition. Last time, I could not get what I thought to be a Live CD to boot - which pretty much renders it unusable (though I suppose I could create a boot floppy). I do not generally have problems with boot CDs or Live CDs, so I'm wondering if many other people have experienced similar issues.

I intend to try it out again and also check to make sure I got a clean burn and a clean download (checksums, etc.).

I do look forward to giving Vector Linux a good test drive because I've read that quite a few people enjoy using it. Comments on experiences you've had with it are also appreciated. Thanks!
 
Old 03-19-2004, 06:25 PM   #2
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The final stable Vector Linux 4.0 Live CD was anounced on March 18. I'm still downloading it so I can't say much about it yet, but I've been a happy user of Vector Linux 4 standard since November. I've even volunteered and have been helping out with non-development tasks for a couple of months now. VL4 was very easy to install although it is a text based installation (a GUI install doesn't necessarily mean easier or faster). It's also pretty much the fastest distro out there according to several reviews and it does feel fast. I know a few people who have it "workably" running on very old computers. This is also the first distro I've tried where hardware video acceleration worked "out of the box".

This is the link to the Live CD:
http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/dis...inux-4.0/live/
 
Old 03-20-2004, 05:12 PM   #3
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I seem to recall , some older proprietary CDRom-interfaces are having a problem with the VL-Live.
Any SCSI or ATAPI-drive should work fine though.
The latest version works A-OK on my (pretty generic, I admit) Athlon900 , 382MB , Liteon Atapi-CDRom.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 11:36 AM   #4
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Got the latest one, same problem

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I seem to recall , some older proprietary CDRom-interfaces are having a problem with the VL-Live.
Any SCSI or ATAPI-drive should work fine though.
The latest version works A-OK on my (pretty generic, I admit) Athlon900 , 382MB , Liteon Atapi-CDRom.
My CDROM drive is usually recognized very easily by most systems, including Debian, SuSE, Red Hat (& Fedora Core), Mandrake, and most Live CDs. From time to time in the past, I'd had to create boot disks when installing Slackware, but then it's gone well from there. It'd seem rather odd to have to create a floppy boot disk just to boot a Live CD, but maybe that's the case here.

I may go back and try the regular edition of Vector Linux to see what the latest release looks like; I have heard generally good things about it.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 12:30 PM   #5
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Re: Got the latest one, same problem

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My CDROM drive is usually recognized very easily by most systems, including Debian, SuSE, Red Hat (& Fedora Core), Mandrake, and most Live CDs. From time to time in the past, I'd had to create boot disks when installing Slackware, but then it's gone well from there. It'd seem rather odd to have to create a floppy boot disk just to boot a Live CD, but maybe that's the case here.

I may go back and try the regular edition of Vector Linux to see what the latest release looks like; I have heard generally good things about it.
Haven't had any luck with the Live CD version yet. Still hope to try out the regular version. Any hints on how to convince the Live CD to work are welcome. My system is a Dell Dimension 4100. I have a DVD/ROM, which I think is a Sanyo (I'll have to double check to be sure). Generally speaking, it works as a boot device on most distros, including Knoppix, cd puppy, dynebolic, Feather Linux, Mandrake Move, and most installable disk based Linux distros, too. It also works fine with FreeBSD and OpenBSD, all of which I've tried in the past year. I've had intermittent problems with one or two distros (they may have been Slackware based). With a bit of tweaking, I got them to work, too.

Any ideas to try would still be appreciated; I think I'd really like the Live CD version if I could just figure out how to convince the CD to boot properly.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 12:43 PM   #6
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The final stable Vector Linux 4.0 Live CD was anounced on March 18. I'm still downloading it so I can't say much about it yet, but I've been a happy user of Vector Linux 4 standard since November.
OK, finished downloading a couple of days ago, burned it and it works like a charm. No luck on a SCSI CDROM though, connected to an IOMEGA supplied SCSI adapter used for external SCSI zip and Jazz drives.
 
  


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