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Old 10-04-2009, 02:45 PM   #1
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can i install vector linux with the live cd


on the vector linux site they include a live version, and the installer cd, can i use the live cd to install the distro since text interface installers become very complicated and difficult for me
 
Old 10-04-2009, 02:46 PM   #2
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I believe so,

you could put it on usb if u dont wanna waste a CD
I believe it has an installer
 
Old 10-04-2009, 07:00 PM   #3
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Not too sure of what you're asking,...
but it's the Vector Linux 6 "Light" edition that is the Live CD. (with installer).
I've never used it, myself,....but the regular "Standard" edition
(that I use) has a nice GUI install. Perhaps a more knowlegable soul
than I am on the subject will step in here (or you could ask on their
official Vector Linux forum).

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Old 10-04-2009, 08:56 PM   #4
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well thanks guys i have ran the live installer in the live cd and all the files installed successfuly but until i was setting up the booting process, where you setup how it boots up from the hard drive i got stuck
 
Old 10-05-2009, 12:25 AM   #5
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Try the install cd.

I've never used the installer on the live cd. Now that you know you like it, I thing the live version of Vectorlight has served it's purpose. The simple solution to me would be to download the iso for the non-live Vectorlinux. The text installer used there is solid and well tested.

Vectorlinux light .iso

This screencast may prove to you that the text installer is nothing to be worried about.
Here is a screencast of the text install in action.

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Old 10-05-2009, 01:34 PM   #6
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i'm not very good at text installers i prefer graphic installers among text

although setting up windows xp, ms-dos, and windows 2000 involved a text installer it wasn't as difficult as a linux text installer seeing as though you have to set up the way it all boots, while microsoft operating systems all do that automatically

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Old 10-05-2009, 11:48 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by baronobeefdip View Post
i'm not very good at text installers i prefer graphic installers among text

although setting up windows xp, ms-dos, and windows 2000 involved a text installer it wasn't as difficult as a linux text installer seeing as though you have to set up the way it all boots, while microsoft operating systems all do that automatically
The text installer for the Vectorlinux install cd is nothing like the install for the live cd. It does set-up the way it boots. Really you should try watching the screencast in the post above. It's a pretty good guide.

However, I'll take a look at installing using the Vectorlinux live cd. I've just never used it the text installer on the regular install cd has always done the trick for me.
 
Old 12-20-2009, 08:25 PM   #8
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Yes you can.

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Originally Posted by baronobeefdip View Post
on the vector linux site they include a live version, and the installer cd, can i use the live cd to install the distro since text interface installers become very complicated and difficult for me
Yes you can...Here is how...
Installing Vectorlinux Light from the live cd.
 
  


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