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i downloaded vecter linux because its the samllest one out there for some reason it won't boot from the cd i used brun image from nero and alcohol i even ...
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    Vector help!!


    i downloaded vecter linux because its the samllest one out there
    for some reason it won't boot from the cd
    i used brun image from nero and alcohol
    i even tried using the boot then root as it asked
    i did the partiont then the swap
    after all that i get a blank screen
    i couldn't boot from the cd for some reson
    i installed red hat linux before on my computer i had uniinstall because
    it was laging like crazy

    can some please help ME!!!!!!!!!
    it driving me crazy

    p.s its a p2 350 MHz
    9.6GB
    96.5 SD RAM
    CD-rom

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    I suspect your troubles are caused by the low amount of RAM you have. Is this a live CD or are you trying to instsall Vector to your Hard drive from the CD? I'm not familiar at all with Vector, so does it give you the option of a text install like RedHat does? If so, do the text install as you probably don't have enough RAM for a "GUI" install.

    I also suspect that it wasn't RedHat that was lagging, but was rather your computer. RedHat 8-FC2 ran like a scalded dog on my 512 RAM box. With RedHat, did you create a swap space? How large?
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    I suspect your troubles are caused by the low amount of RAM you have. Is this a live CD or are you trying to instsall Vector to your Hard drive from the CD? I'm not familiar at all with Vector, so does it give you the option of a text install like RedHat does? If so, do the text install as you probably don't have enough RAM for a "GUI" install.
    Its a vector linstalling cd
    its not a live cd
    it not similer to Red hat linux
    but its all text install
    i have to boot from a floppy
    then it asks for Root from a floppy
    when it is running on the root
    it askes for the partion
    then it asks for swap i think i put it to 100 MB
    then it goes blank

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    Wih a large enough swap, think 500 or even 700 mb, you could install and run slackware 10 fast as hell with fluxbox as your xwm...I know this is not an answer to your post, but if Vector keeps throwing you for a loop maybe you should try slack, Vector is just a slack derivative I think...

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    First I do not unstand the boot from floppy thing. If your machine was able to boot RH, then it should boot Vector. Your swap file should be 200 meg.
    Vector also has a live disk, that can be used to test your machine with it.

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    Re: Vector help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodfire
    for some reason it won't boot from the cd
    Try an other boot option. (it has more kernels to boot with like the one for SATA disks)

    PS: Your system is more than good enough

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    You could always try two other small distros, Feather Linux and Damn Small Linux, both of which should work.
    And a large swap file doesn't always help- remember that the harddrive access speed is much slower than true RAM.
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