November 13, 2014 by aubreykloppers
After some hassle with the boot process from a formatted USB key, the installation seems quite straight forward.
The first thing that struck me was the default usage of “reiserfs” as it’s disk format. Now, as you might not have known, Paul Reiser killed his wife and got 15 years jail-time. This was such a knock in the linux-community as Hans Reiser is a brilliant linux scientist. He is the inventor of a high-speed low latency high-availability disk file system called ReiserFS. You can read more about him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Reiser
Changing some stuff:
To get Vector booting from a key, you need to dump the ISO to the USB key using something like “unetbootin”, then edit the file “syslinux.cfg”, you will find this file in a directory called “syslinux”. Change the file to look like this:
default /isolinux/kernel/sata initrd=/isolinux/init.lz vga=normal splash=silent load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw root=/dev/ram
append initrd=/isolinux/init.lz vga=normal load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw root=/dev/ram
You will see that you have to add “/isolinux/” to all the files the boot-process needs.