Looking for a relatively easy to use distro for a low performance machine (However I'd prefer KDE/Gnome as desktop, these will work find after tweaking settings).
160 meg of ram
ethernet (D link, works with most live cds tried so far, not knoppix though, atleast not with proper drivers)
Riva Tnt2 model 64, 32 meg
ISA sound blaster 16 (Detected abd works in knoppix)
I've tried VL Soho, refused to boot
Mandrake 10, crash during install.
Knoppix HDD install, too much of a nuisense to do anything (Largely due to Xserver) Otherwise working
Arklinux, crash in install.
Peanut linux, refused to boot any gui.
Ubuntu linux, some error when unpacking packages, loaded into gnome but any app would crash, no app symbols.
It would be nice to use an rpm based linux, or atleast one than can use rpms without midnight commander or alien.