Sorry Alex, I didn't mean that in a bad way.
Was not sure you were a seasoned linux user and was looking for a challenge. I am not a seasoned linux user and use the CD method. I don't know who wrote the installation instructions and never before today saw them.
3. Obtaining VectorLinux
Each edition of VectorLinux is distributed as an ISO (.iso) "image" file. To obtain it and prepare it for installation the steps are:
* Decide which edition of VectorLinux you want. Download the ISO image file (.iso) and the corresponding md5 checksum file (.md5). The download sites are listed at the VectorLinux website, download page and also in the Overview Document.
* You should check the image file before burning it to a CD, to make sure it has not been corrupted during download transmission. For that, you need to do an "md5sum check", that means comparing the "fingerprint" of your image file (.iso) against the fingerprint stored in the checksum file (.md5).
* Note that VL allows you to install the .iso file directly without actually burning to a CD first (see Install Methods below), so if you do not wish to burn a CD you don't have to. If you do burn the image onto a CD using a CD-writer and ensure that you burn the .iso image as an IMAGE, not as a data file. If you burn the .iso as a data file you will not be able to boot your new CD. Check your CD burning software documentation on how to burn as an "image".
If you don't have a good, fast Internet connection, or a CD-writer, you may order a well-prepared CD from our store
where: And this is what I was referring to: Why it is 4.4 and not before 3 I don't know.
4.4 Bootable CD
Use this method if you already have the VL install CD, and your computer is capable of booting it.
First, you may need to change the boot order. Changing the boot order allows your system to boot from different devices like your hard drive, floppy drive or CDROM drive.
When you select an installation method, you might have to set up your system to boot accordingly. To do this, immediately after your computer starts up go to the BIOS options setup screen (1). There should be an option for boot order (general options are C drive, A drive, CDROM drive, etc). Choose which should boot first (in this case CDROM drive), save out of the BIOS screens and restart the computer. You can change the boot order back when you are finished installing VL.