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Are you sure it hangs and just isn't reading the drive very slowly? are there more than 1 CD? sounds like it tries loading packages from a destination (cd) and locks up, maybe the burn had errors or something, what speed did you do it at?
That said, ethics is right; the place to start is to make sure it's not loading slowly--the box is only a 266 mHz PII w/64 megs of RAM, after all--and if it's definitely hanging, check your md5 sum and burn again at a slower speed.
Btw.. do you perhaps know where to download screensavers?
I like the original screen savers of fedora core + gnome..
do you by any chance know where to get/download them? So I could use it under windows?
I'd say Slackware, Vector Linux, Damn Small Linux, in that order. Use a light window manager, preferably fluxbox or the like.
A thing you will need to watch out for is disk space requirements. I know that Slackware can be customized to take up little room, and I think Vector used to be able to (it's getting a little heavier lately though).
As long as you get a relatively "solid" distro, and a very light window manager, most anything should perform well enough.