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I know this may sound silly, but have you actually started to install the CD's? In my experience the distro will help you in such key issues. Make sure you have backed up your stuff so if you mess up, you will be able to start again.
Have you actually put in the CD(s) and started to install?
just a suggestion: I have never used vector, so I can't comment on its quality either way, but from a quick glance at the page above, you may want to try a more noob-friendly distro with detailed install docs and simple installers, like mandrake or fedora, your first time through.
Originally posted by turtile I don't have a floppy drive.
Do I need it?
depends. if you don't have one, then your computer is probably new enough not to need one.
umm... I can see why you would pick vector linux- it is small (to download- comparativly!) and fits on one CD. I am downloading it at the moment (massive system overhaul- 3 flavours of linux) so we'll see how the install goes.