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What does fdisk -l tell you about your disk? (As opposed to df -h?)
For "large disk support" you need two things: (1) a BIOS that supports it, and (2) an OS that supports it. Since Debian sees 150Gb (which would be perfectly normal for a 160Gb drive) your BIOS is good. Usually BIOS'es created in the last 5 years or so are good for 48-bin LBA support. I don't know about VectorLinux though. I would sure expect it would be there, but I have no other explanation why you're only seeing 115Gb.
The limit on disk size for BIOS/OS combinations that don't have 48-bit LBA support is 137Gb. Typically you'll see max disk size listed in the mid-to-upper-120Gb-ish range for non-48bit LBA systems. You're only seeing 115Gb, but that may be due to filesystem overhead knocking off a bit from that mid-120Gb-ish mark. I really can't imagine VectorLinux NOT supporting large disks, but that sure seems to be the issue you're running into.
If you were running Windows, I'd say edit your registry, go to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Atapi\Parameters, and add a DWORD key named EnableBigLba and set it's value to 1. Thankfully you aren't running Windows. But unfortunately I don't know what to tell you about VectorLinux.