By 'active' I meant bootable - an option that's available during partitioning. Sorry about that.
Also, I assumed you were using VL 5.8 Standard Gold, but that could be an erroneous assumption. Which release are you installing?
Last, I interpreted 'completing the package install' to mean that you finished installing and upon reboot all you received as a black/blank screen - another bad ASSumption on my part.
I think that a bit more information on the vl release, your partition scheme, and graphics card may help.