If Crunchbang or Mandriva meets your needs better, it certainly doesn't bother me if you choose to use those instead of Vector.
Thanks GG, I am fairly certain that most Vectorites share your sentiments....
yeah, maybe I am out of line here, for having suggested the need for more careful scrutiny of the behaviour of VL-6 SOHO installed on "old" computers. You are certainly doing very well, obviously, with your own "old" computer, so, it could easily be the case that I have half a dozen odd motherboards/video controllers/chipsets which are aberrant. I have attempted to install VL-6 SOHO RC-2 on several devices, all of them meeting with failure.It is not the case
the "Crunchbang or Mandriva" better suit my needs, in fact, several other distros, besides those two, ALSO install flawlessly on this same ten year old, "obsolete", hardware, including Puppy Linux, PCLinuxOS, and Ubuntu. It is the case
, that I cannot succeed in installing VL-6 SOHO RC-2 on this same hardware. My goal here, in writing this is simply to sound a note of caution, prior to the forthcoming release: THE INSTALLER is imperfect, and needs better testing, that's all I am trying to communicate. If no one else on the forum has any difficulty installing VL-6 SOHO RC2 on "old" computers, then we should conclude that I personally am unskillful, rather than that there is something imperfect in the Installer--i.e. simply ignore these posts.
I do not share your opinion that there is something so overwhelming about VL-6 SOHO, that it is ill-suited for a system with "only" half a gigabyte of RAM. Of course I am so far behind the times, that I still regard that fabulous upgrade to 16 megabytes of RAM that we made a quarter century ago, as some kind of miraculous adventure, quadrupling the amount of volatile memory available! I am reminded of the SUSE 11.3 installer, which came to a grinding halt, last week, to interrogate the user, me, as to the proper course of action to take, because my system had less than 1 gigabyte of RAM....What a joke.
Hey GG, were you the Vectorite who recently posted, I think on this thread, don't remember now, something about NOT INSTALLING GRUB to the hard drive, because of anticipating some sort of problems with GRUB? Holy Cow. What's that? Please try any one of those other distros mentioned above, to see how effortlessly the installation proceeds!!