Download smooth, no problem. Iso copied to flash usb, as usual, using dd command. No problem. Booted, again, no problem. However: installation failed to continue, stopping with the greeting: "Welcome to Linux 3.12.16" root@vectorlinux:~#
so, I tried "startx", nothing. Then, I tried .startx, nothing. Then I tried ls, and found a few directories, one which looked promising, but after executing the command python setup.py install, nothing happened.
no idea what to do next....
motherboard and monitor both work fine with Debian 7.4, & latest releases of Mint, and Suse. 64 bit intel cpu (Haswell) with 8 GB RAM. Intel graphics on mainboard, i.e. just run of the mill standard computer, nothing exotic or fancy or "state of the art". cpu mainboard and memory are all more than one year old.