Sorry to report a step backward with SOHO 6.0, beta 4.2.
Previously, on this original beta thread (and it may or may not be useful to collect all of the beta threads into a single grouping, but that's another story), I found great difficulty with the installer on three machines, upon all of which I had satisfactorily installed Vector 6.0 light.
On two of the three computers, the original problem, I had encountered, was unrelated to the installer per se, but rather to the boot process, whereby the BIOS did not detect a bootable cdrom.
This problem was ONLY visible, in my hands at least, on OLD computers. Modern computers had no difficulty booting up, with the earliest beta, in my experience.
Then, that problem was fixed, and subsequent beta versions booted up, but failed during the install process.
Today, I am back to the beginning. I cannot boot 2/3 machines, and the only one that does boot, the venerable IBM thinkpad a21, fails, again, at the installer phase, kicking out the cd.
This time, however, a new glitch: Now, unlike previous beta's, I am unable to boot one of my "modern" computers, i.e. cpu/motherboard acquired only four years ago, P4 Prescott 64 bit, with dual channel DDR2, etc.......
Older Beta versions booted, and installed, just fine on this "modern" computer.
Not working well, I am sorry to report....