I tried the latest SOHO release from distrowatch,, i installed it on a test HD and it worked fine, I also downloaded
the livecd version and I was really pleased with it but now the heart break. I wanted to install SOHO on my lappy
so I used the version that I had tested on my test HD and during the install the partitioner got confused, I selected to install on hda4 but something went wrong it came back with different labels for the swap then what I thought was swap and then when it finished i had hda1 through hda5 but all my other partitions were gone, nothing, I tried fdisk -l they failed to show, i tried gparted from another distro on its livecd and it did not see the missing partitions.
I know I am having a issue with a jumping cursor and a mouse that goes nuts, perhaps it did something I didn't realize but I ended up in a mess, I could not restore the mbr either through the grub by doing find /boot/grub/stage1 which resulted in (hd1,3) and hd1,2) I was unable to reach a workable distro. so I have re-done my partitioning and will try the victorlinux on my desktop and not my lappy until i feel comfortable workin
with this distro, I really think its great and is certainly fast. I have not given up, I have things restored from my rdiff-backups so Im good to go, just wanted to report my results..