when i did a vector install on my machine i used the rawrite3 i believe from windows 98.
i think there is rawrite.com and rawrite3.exe
I used the .exe from a windows dos window and had no problems
or you could create a 98 startup floppy, reboot with that in, choose with cd support adn then run the rawrite to make the additional disks that are needed.
You need both images, so 2 floppy disks.
Boot with the bootide disk, then eventually it will ask you for the root
I'm running it on a p2 166 with 48 mb ram without too much trouble, a little slow but not too much difference from windows 98 that i can tell.