your pretty persistent and I don't think you should bklame Linux for this
You must remmeber that it's Free, and so much better than Windows in so many ways
But, it is a learning process, no doubt
These things you shopuld remember
1) Linux is about 85% at least editing config files
Probably a config file somewhere
2) Most things/apps in Linux are activated or invoked thru scripts or text files
which are editable
Yes, with many older lappys you will need to use the Framebuffer bootcodes
It seems to me what your doing is creating the partitions but forgetting to format them, or your making the wrong kind of partitions
thats cool, as we learn by doing
You didn't really expect that learning the various workings of Linux would happen in a week?
You'll get it dude
I was gonna suggest some newer Distrio's
You do know DSL is basically a dead project?
Its still a good tool, but really not for someone unfamiliar with DSL
its not Ubuntu, in other words
and I'm still here with tyou bro
Unetbootin is Trash dude
it uses an old syslinux, which won't work with any kind of graphical menu
I can hook you up with some more user-friendly type too dude?
I got all kinds of stuff at my site that ain't listed
OR, you can get my KNOPPIX-Omega usb dude
DSL-N-rc2 or somethin
you want it?
Youd like ThorsHammer, why don't you try it?