Can I install X after TEXT BASED install?

Posted on 2005-05-15
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I have an old TIGERBOOK NOTEBOOK 333mhz 64mb ram. Trying to install VECTORLINUX 4.3 Install goes fine until X WINDOWS setup where it just hangs. Im thinking funky video chipset. Is there a backdoor around this to install TEXT BASED FIRST and then X or some other graphical interface? Very little online for this notebook-if at all.

    Author Comment

    UH....Text based didn't work either...

    Here's what is going on....

    After attempting to install X during setup, install stops with this message:
    /usr/bin/linux: cannot create/mnt/loop/veclinux/linux7.bat:directory non-existant.

    Everything was hunky dory up until now. Now I'm really stuck after extricating myself from some other LINUX problems before this. TEXT BASED install had exactly the same problem. What can I do???
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    Expert Comment

    it's an offshot, but after getting into the console, you can try:
    mkdir -p /mnt/loop/veclinux/

    and retry the x installation

    Author Comment

    OK.....I got into X and finished the install! But not with your sorry!!... Now I need to get LILO installed . I am still booting straight into win98. I have a LINUX BOOT DISK (TOM) with lots of utilities including LILO...but how do I go about this?>
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    Accepted Solution

    if you have lilo already installed, there may be an example /etc/lilo.conf.example or just look at /etc/lilo.conf. (pe:
    First, if you do not know the names of the devices, run fdisk -l.
    Then ls /boot (or wherever the kernel images are) to get the name of the kernel image(s).

    man lilo.conf #has some info
    man lilo #has the rest


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