We're working on the new installer right now and its both looking and performing well.
Glad to read that.
I am unable to boot Vector Lite 6.0 from September 09, but I can boot Vector 6.0 from November 09, on my IBM Thinkpad a21 (PIII, 0.8 GHz).
I have the same trouble booting Slackware 13.0, (parent distribution of Vector, if I understand correctly.) This is only a problem with older computers, I have no such problem with newer models, which leads me to wonder if the problem may rest with the IDE controller?
Why not simply install the November 09 distro? Answer is KDE!!! This is a "light" computer, having only half a gig of memory.....Older computers are not just slower. We are also creaky, and have less memory. The September version of Vector lite is the right distro for my several computers, but the installer is not robust...