Originally posted by unixfreak
And what are the chances that these CDs will work on that machine?
[*J.W. slaps his hand to his forehead*]
unixfreak: You have made it absolutely clear that you are concerned about this -- we get it. But honestly, it is impossible for anybody here to give you an iron-clad guarantee about whether the disks will work or not. I'm surprised you seem to have such difficulty grasping this simple concept, but perhaps rephrasing this comment another way might be helpful:
There is no reason to think that there would be any trouble with installing Linux from these disks.
Beyond that, nothing can be said about the probability of success or failure, although the chances are strongly in your favor that the disks are just fine. Is it possible that there could be a problem? Yes, but let's cross that bridge if or when we come to it. In the meantime, continuing to demand reassurances again and again on an answer that has already been made clear many times seems pretty pointless if you ask me.
The best course of action for you to take is to simply try to install Linux on your machine, using those disks, and see how it goes. If you run into trouble, just post back here. -- J.W.