I have decided to put Vector Linux std on my old laptop as it seems a good distro to get the most from the hardware. I'm not completely green to Linux as I have had a gentoo install in the past, but decided that gentoo occupied too much time keeping it all working exactly as it should. Hopefully Vector should be a little less demanding. Just as a first opinion: My laptop has no bootable cd-rom. It has a external firewire cd-rom. I can sort the Vector boot floppies but I suspect that the install files will not be found on the firewire cd-rom. Are my suspicions correct? If they are would the best way to install be by copying the contents of the install cd to a separate partition on the hdd and point the installer to that?
Thanks you your time. Oh and hello, I look forward to running Vector.