Thanks for your reply newt.
Actually, I tried the light version of VL6, which uses the text installer I am accustomed to from slack. I found that cfdisk, nor fdisk support GPT partition tables. Even with formatting it with Gparted, rebooting into the light installer could not find any usable partitions. I'm assuming it was the same problem with both installers, just a different way of handling the error. That system is working fine with an ms-dos partition table anyway, and my Macbook Pro can work in the same way.
I spent yesterday evening getting the system running, installing a few desired packages such as fluxbox (yes, I am anti-everything), Eterm, wbar, xfe, and Google Earth. I had a fight with the default graphical session manager, which didn't want me to have my fluxbox. So anti-everything me just switched over to the text-based session manager.
Today, I first set out to get the right click function working. I first tried to just use xmodmap, but that got confusing fast since I don't know the layout of my keyboard driver. So I then found the apple touch driver. I found that the driver was already modularized with the kernel, but I had to do some fancy stuff with my xorg.conf to get it acting like a synaptics touchpad.
It's coming along well, and already I have a fully working system that will need minor tweaks. I should admit that the reason I am trying Vector is because while I was with Slackware, I cheated on her with Gentoo...I just couldn't resist the power of emerging things into existence. So Slack and I agreed to see other distro's...but I had to promise not to go back to Gentoo. If she knew i was dating her sister...and loving it.