So, I'm finally getting to try Vector 5.9 GOLD. Put together a box to set it up on:
AMD Athlon (1GHz or so)
SWAP: 512MB, ROOT: 5GB, HOME: ~15GB
Video: Sapphire 9600XT
Audio: Sound Blaster LIVE (I think that's it, the 24bit version)
Anyway, I was having trouble with initial start up. I'd boot up, the only failure I'm noticing is with FONTS, and get to the Server login (set to Server GUI, system will serve as file server eventually), and then screen would blank out.
I have installed the proprietary ATI driver (not sure if this is my problem).
I was able to do the Alt+Ctrl+F1 to get to the text mode, but when I tried resetting up video, I forgot to change the keyboard to 104 key so it's not letting me do that again.
Last night, before I decided to crash, I tried to boot up into TUI mode, but after about 5-10 minutes it was still "Loading Vector Linux" (I think it had moved from one other stage) so I just turned off the monitor and went to bed. Had to go to work this morning so I haven't checked it again.
A couple of oddities I've noticed, I seem to have to reburn the CD after install. It is a CD-RW, so maybe it's getting corrupted or written by something other than Vector. However, I've never seen this before. It's weird because I checked the ISO to the checksum, verified the burn, and checked packages, everything checks out.
Also, if you set up the keymap during setup (final stages), when you get towards the end, at video setup, you do it again. Maybe drop that initial setup as it's rather pointless?
Other than that... LILO looks great!