Best linux boot from CD for older computer?
I'm completely unknowledgeable about Linux. I have a Walmart Windows XP with 376 meg RAM and 10G HD (4.5G free) for which I ordered the Knoppix CD. What would be the best boot from CD version of Linux for my older Windows 95 computer, 166 CPU with only 48 meg RAM, 2.1G HD (250MB free) and, preferably, a version of Linux that can also recognize a WinModem? I have a cable modem connection with the Windows XP so hopefully the Knoppix (it'll arrive in several days) will recognize the 10/100 connection so I can get online with it. I'm seeking the simplest installation. I tried DemoLinux 3.0 with the Windows 95 computer but it never worked right, not recognizing the WinModem and having too little RAM likely. When I tried the DemoLinux with the Windows XP computer it powered up but I never got more than a black screen. Thanks for your help in advance.
Last edited by cranston; 02-29-2004 at 09:09 AM.