Thanks for answering me. :-)
My CPU is a Althon XP 1800 with 608MB Ram.
I looked at RedHats compatibility page (and also Mandrakes) and the EliteGroup K7VMM is not listed.
I have exhausted google searching for an answer, and am now looking through www.distrowatch.com
tying to find a possible version that might support it.
Each review I have read about Linux in the past few months keeps mentioning the improvements in the installation and how easy a switch from Windows it really is. But I am just amazed that my new-ish mobo is not supported, it just makes me laugh in this day and age with all these different companies working on Linux.
It reminds me of the old days using BeOS and having to replace nearly all my PC to get supported parts. I did not think I would have to do that again.......and sadly I don't think I will. :-(
I don't wanna go back to MS but looks like I have to.