I tried to install Vector Linux to my old desktop computer. The boot: prompt appears but the installer doesn't start. All I see on the screen is this:
Decompressing linux... <something>
Booting the kernel...
After this it hangs and nothing happens. I have tried "install noapic nolapic acpi=off", to no avail. The CD should be OK as the installer starts fine when mounted in Virtualbox. What is also interesting is that the same problem is present with Zenwalk. I was, however, able to install Debian but I'd like to try Vector or Zenwalk as Debian with GNOME uses quite a lot of my precious memory.
-Amd K7 Athlon CPU, 500MHz
-3dfx Voodoo3 GPU
-2x HDD, Windows 98 installed to /dev/sda
-2x CD drives, tried both