I absolutely hate to agree with never_stop_learning. So I will just tell the story.
This afternoon (Sunday) a friend of mine, a good friend, asked me to load Vector on his Dell tower, roughly 5 years old. Windows was giving him problems and he finally decided to take the plunge. Wanted everything wiped. So I got out my trusty 6.0 standard disk and tried to install Vector 6.0, using the old installer. It wouldn't install, so I figured my copy of 6.0 was bad. Burned a new one. No help. So I figured the cdrom was bad, as the dots following Sata were very slow. Changed the cdrom. No help. So I figure the hard drive was bad and changed it. No difference. So I tried the GUI installer and lo and behold it installed. Perfectly, according to the screen. Rebooted and it just circled. Push the Vector button or the Vector TUI button and after a minute or so, the same screen would come up. Pushed Vector again, and same thing. Going in circles. Figured something wrong with the mbr, so loaded puppy and installed it over vector on the hard drive. Puppy, as always, worked fine. Then reinstalled Vector 6.0 over Puppy and this time Vector went through to the GUI. Put in the info (user name etc) and it blew up, giving error message that the session had lasted less than 10 seconds and I was probably out of disk space. Bullsh---. Couldn't get past that. Tried failsafe and all that, but no luck. "Session lasted less than 10 seconds" error no matter what I did.
Then called never_stop_learning and he suggested loading 5.9. Downloaded 5.9 from the vector site (I had erased it) and burned the disk.
Vector 5.9 loaded perfectly and works fine.
I hope that 6.1 fixes this. Vector should run on a 5 year old Dell tower.