You can use the 'linux' option (without quotes) at boot to install via the text-user-interface installer. Although it's not as pretty, it's just as functional.
I just realized that you were not having problems with installing VL, but rather getting your video driver working after the install. I thought that you were saying that you couldn't get the installer to start up to even begin the install. I apologize for sending you down the wrong path. Nightflier's suggestion should be more in-line with the problem you're having. Again, sorry about that.