I installed DSL on an old CTX - The CD is broken, and I could not get DOS to recognize the USB port - however you may be able to use the work arounds that I employed.
First I had to get DSL on the hard drive - this was started on a window XP Box - start by downloading FreeDownloadManager and use it ti download MagicIso, BG Rescuse (a 2 Floppy Linux Distro) and the DSL ISO image - I downloaded the current ISO.. On the windows box I used MagicIso to extract the files from the DSL ISO image, and copied them to a usb stick.
I created a boot disk using winrawwrite so that I counld boot the laptop with BG Rescuse - than I copied the DSL files to the hard drive - in linux I created the directory, than copies the files from the USB Stick - Place the DSL files in a directory \dsl and place the knoppix file in \KNOPPIX\KNOPPIX - the caps and location of the Knoppix file are both important.
Place loadlin in the DSL Directory
The green screen will disappear if DSL is loaded with the "vga=771" is added to the command line - see the DSL wiki link below - the "771" will have to be taylored to your machine.
Boot to the dos prompt - use a WIN 95 98 or ME - even freedos will work
CD to the DSL directory and type "loadlin linux24 initrd=minirt24 vga=771"
and watch the magic
the links are below
- note download from an english speaking site
- note download both floppies and rawwrite