While I believe the Vector is an excellent distro the Vector community is even better.
Concur, without qualification.
Two problems have arisen with my testing of the SOHO beta2 CDROM #1, installation disk, on four different, old computers, i.e. PIII with half a gig RAM.
First, allow me to attest to the fact that this beta version SOHO installation disk works perfectly
, on a modern computer, i.e. 64 bit cpu, 4 gigs RAM, etc....
Second, let me assure the community, that the same four computers which fail with this beta disk, work fine with Vector Linux 6.0 (with KDE 3.x from November 09, and "Lite" from September 09)
The "two" bugs, may actually be only one, I don't know. The manifestation of the problem is different, so I am describing the situation as two bugs, but maybe there is really only one issue. I will explain.
Tested it on three different PIII Tualatin (1.4 GHz) computers--three different motherboards, three different dvd writers. All of them boot Vector Linux 6.0 . None will boot this disk. They skip over it, as though it had not been inserted into the tray.
Tested it as well on an IBM Thinkpad a21, which boots Vector 6.0 with KDE 3.x , without problem, but which will NOT boot Vector Linux "Lite" from September 09. This is a 0.8 GHz cpu. The response was different on this computer. Unlike the three other PIII, it did boot the SOHO beta2. It reached the blue screen (ominous color for those of us with an M$ centric disposition...) upon which Vector Linux
was boldly asserted, together with a cryptic message: Loading Installer. Well, this was progress, at least one had arrived at the stage where the installation could be envisioned. However, after a minute of pause, the cdrom tray opened, as if by magic, and the computer rebooted......
I repeated this twice, thinking perhaps it was just a temporary problem due to low battery, even though the external power supply was plugged in....I rechecked the other two disks, Vector Lite (refused to even initiate the boot up), and Vector 6.0 with KDE 3.x, which booted just fine, as always, very dependable.