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Old 02-05-2006, 09:34 AM   #1
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Vector Linux install problem


hey guys,

since this forum doenst have a vector linux (standard edition) distro section and vector is a slackware spinoff, i decided to post for help here.

i have been tring to install vector linuxo n my old machine for the last few hours, but without success.

i partitioned my hdd with ext2 and the installer installed the 800mb of the distro.

then an error ocurred:

'Unable to extract. The file may be corrupted or the partition full. The current state of the instalation is unknown. We should reinstall from the beggining.'

i have no idea why this happens, since the computer clearly meets the minimum requirements:

pentium II 400mhz
40gb ibm driverstar hdd
128mb ram
matrox millennium g400 vga card

please help me out here, i'm kind of new to linux and i have no idea how to fix this.

thnx
 
Old 02-05-2006, 11:32 AM   #2
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When you downloaded the iso, did you check the checksum? It could be a bad download or burn. I usually burn at the slowest speed - saves me making lots of shiny coasters!
 
Old 02-05-2006, 11:33 AM   #3
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And I have moved this thread to the VectorLinux forum. - oops, it was already there.
 
Old 02-05-2006, 12:53 PM   #4
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yep, i try to find all the help i can get
 
Old 02-08-2006, 04:02 AM   #5
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I agree with XavierP. It sounds like a defective disc or a burn with write errors. I have installed VL 5.1 standard and it should definately work on your setup.

I suggest that you download the iso file again. Check the checksum and burn a new disc at a slower speed. Then attempt to install it again.
 
Old 02-08-2006, 08:40 AM   #6
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i got it working already, after having downloaded it again, i still had the same problem.

it turned out to be my crapy partitioning skills. i didnt create a swap partition

lol

after that was sorted out it worked fine

thanx for the help anyway guys
 
  


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