I have another idea, ....
How about making a "GUI distro installer, partitioning and rescue Live Flashdisk" ?
Kinda a cross of Puppy linux and Rescue CD.
We can put everything in it from xorg, qt, gtk, gtkmm, qtparted, gparted, k3b, the GUI installer of course,
even a music player to listen some music (or propaganda) while the distro is installing
(I guess it would take longer than using the text installer, right ?).
To install VL, boot from the USB, put in the VL-CD, there we go ....
- You got the GUI installer in the live FD, text installer in the CD.
- The live FD installer will be generic, you can use that for any version/flavour of VL
- You don't have to download the installer again and again just to try STD, SOHO, Dynamite, etc ... (worth 100 MB at least)
- The VL CD only contains the text installer (only 2 MB, save 98 MB for each CD / ISO file).
- Of course the live FD can install an ISO file too, just put it in the harddisk first (save burning a CD).