Definitely bump up the root (/) partition size. I've seen other somewhat similar troubles when / is too small.
I think bigpaws is referring to the bootloader:
Do you get the point
where you are asked about where to place in the menu
where you are asked about where to
place the file install the bootloader?
Like root partition, boot sector, MBR. if so where did you tell it
to put it?
Sorry for the late follow-up, was typing when bigpaws posted.
Also, I'm not certain of the state of the text installer for VL6 SOHO final. Last I knew (late beta), it was non-functional.