Originally Posted by corona wagz
i cant boot from cd, what do you mean rickh????
Why can't you boot from CD?
Regardless, does this computer get online? If so, I'd do a Debian Etch Xfce Floppy/Network install. If you don't have high speed, forget it. Basically, you boot the kernel image off a couple of floppies, then if it recognizes your network connection, you download the rest of the OS. It took my PC on a 3mb connection, about an hour to do a network install.
Any limitations that computer has with Linux, will likely be memory related.