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Old 11-28-2003, 10:37 PM   #1
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vector problems (possibly a broken install)

im a big slackware fan, and ive heard some really great things about vector, so i put it on my system. i think i have a broken install, and just need to reinstall it, but i wanted to make sure that was the case.

the biggest and most noticable problem was that there was nothing in my /lib/modules folder

anytime it tried to load a module, such as my nic, it says that /lib.modules/2.4.22/modules.dep does not exist, of course because even the 2.4.22 folder doesnt exist.

just to get things running, i copied the 2.4.22 folder from a slackware 9.1 install, and things seem to be working.

that was the biggest clue, but in addition, i had read here somewhere that someone said that you could install dropline with no trouble, and i assumed that meant out of the box. well, it said that it was missing some basic stuff like aspell, grep, sed, and cdparanoia. i looked around, and most of the stuff was on the system. aspell wasn't. i used swaret(great tool btw) to fetch aspell, and then just for fun tried to run the dropline installer again, and it worked. it had no complaints about the other stuff.

i guess its possible that aspell made the installers check on the other stuff fail, but it seemed unlikely. of course i know that dropline is not meant for vector, but from what i have read it should work.

wondering if anyone could confirm this stuff for me. if it is broke, ill probably find an md5 for the iso, and if it passes, burn it again.

one other thing, does the program "screen" not come with vector, or is it broken too?? its one of a few things that i have tried that wasn't there, but then again, i know that is a file that is likely to be skipped in a smaller distro like this.


Last edited by laydros; 11-29-2003 at 12:17 AM.
Old 11-28-2003, 10:57 PM   #2
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your iso is corrupt try try again...........................................


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