- 2019-02-22 -- I checked this out again, and the website's download page suggests 7.1, yet I can find 7.2 in the mirrors. This is an intolerable fail. Also, this distro appears dormant when it has no release in a very long while.
2018-07-08 -- I see that 7.2 has been out for a while. I took a glance, and this doesn't have enough activity for me to be interested. I'm also appalled at its terrible forum font.
2015-10-08 - 7.1 notes ∞
I'm told that dd will work to prep the install usb stick.
\dd bs=8M if=VL-7.1-LIGHT.iso of=/dev/sdX
There's an automatic install, but it uses
EXT3 was chosen for the automatic install as it is considered a safe and conservative choice.
7.1 bare-bones ∞
The release announcement claims there's a "bare-bones X Window with just TWM", but I've been unable to find it.
The release thread has a user's advice on this.
Unchecking "IceWM with VL modifications and customizations" blocks the installation of icewm and the supporting programs which create the "Light" environment, as well as most productivity applications. It will leave you with a very basic system that only has TWM for a window manager.
2015-05-15 - 7.0 Light ∞
Conclusion - This distro's last release was 2012-04-09. Its news is just as old, so this distro is dormant. I wasn't able to get it onto a USB stick to try it.
- Trying with UNetbootin/Windows
Detects it but does not give me a bootloader, only a commandline. Pressing enter gave me:
Could not find kernel image: kernel/sata
I'm not going to troubleshoot.
2015-05-12 - 7.0 Light ∞
- Trying the USB copy with Universal USB Installer (UUI) 188.8.131.52
Doesn't boot into it. Sigh.
2015-05-08 - 7.0 Light ∞
Oh gods, thanks for calling it "Light" and not "Lite".
From what I can see, it has a bloated liveCD but only an installer for its Light Edition.
Its documentation was buried under "Community". Huh?
I found no documentation for its latest version, 7.0 .
I've no idea how to get the ISO onto a USB stick. Even its old documentation doesn't hint at it. I'm trying:
sudo dd if=VL7.0-LIGHT.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M
This didn't work.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/multibootusb/ failed, probably because I didn't fuck with syslinux stuff. It's awkward to use..
Tutorial for 6.0: https://youtu.be/LkbZs8VVGRk
Ya know what. Fuck this distro. With no installation docs and easy way to getting this shit onto a USB stick, why bother?
2009-04-15 - 6.0-light ∞
- Lets me use
/dev/sda1as root, good.
- Talks about requiring a swap, but I'm not using one.
- Doesn't detect my network card. FAIL
Booted into it, it gave me the congratulations screen and froze. FAIL.