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Install Vector Linux in a mounted directory, run from Puppy
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul 2005, 07:03    Post_subject:  Install Vector Linux in a mounted directory, run from Puppy  

So, for those who are just to lazy to dual boot or just don't want to fiddle with the partition table, here is howto run a Vector Linux environment from within Puppy.

Download the Vector Linux iso, if you haven't done it yet, or use an install cd, and mount it somewhere
E.g. for the iso

mount -o loop VL-5.1-std.iso /mnt/linux2

Create a directory where you have enough
room (about 1GB) for the installation and extract the system (thank $DEITY_OF_YOUR_CHOICE for Slackware)[


mkdir /mnt/home/vector
cd /mnt/home/vector
tar xvjf /mnt/linux2/veclinux/veclinux.bz2
tar xvjf /mnt/linux2/veclinux/vlconfig.bz2

let's become Vector

chroot /mnt/home/vector

Compiling and running apps should work now, but if you want network, you may need to run netconfig and then perhaps dhcpd.
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul 2005, 07:23    Post_subject:  

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul 2005, 09:45    Post_subject:  

Of course, this works also with existing Vector Linux installations, just mount the root partition, if not already done, and than "chroot" to that directory it is mounted on.
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul 2005, 11:18    Post_subject:  

Yep, probably many people are not familiar with the marvelous "chroot"!

I have Mandrake 9.2 and Vector 5.0STD installed, and chroot into one
of them for compiling.
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul 2005, 11:40    Post_subject: I say  

So you can do this with any install cd and or live??
maybe if you don't mind be more end user in doing your instructions
because I myself can't understand the ones you posted
and if I can't do it I doubt any other enduser could,
but it would be a very interesting learning experience
and I would appreciate it doopdoop
or anybody else interested
oh yeah new release of vector linux out today my download stopped
with 2min left errrr

Heaven is on the way, until then let's get the truth out!
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul 2005, 11:53    Post_subject:  

OK, I will extend this one to be used by more unexperienced linuxers and put in the HOWTO section. Ithought this idea was missing in the original instructions by Barry on installing Vector Linux as a development environment, so I wrote it for the more experienced in mind who just want a hassle free way to install and try out a new distribution just as a breeding house for a new puppet. chroot is something which you usually discover quite late in your neverending way to enlightment.
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul 2005, 13:40    Post_subject:  

Admin, close this thread, i have made a newer version in the howto section (hopefully newbie friendly).
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