It sounds to me like your having the standard nVidia problem! The graphics portion of Linux, called X (or XFree86, and many other names, but we'll call it X) uses a default driver for the nvidia cards called nv. Now, let's imagine for a moment, your XP setup running on 'default vga' setting (or whatever) and not knowing about your GF2 card - do you think that UT2003 is going to run nicely? Nah, I didn't think so! You need to head over to nVidia's site and download the Linux drivers. I would suggest that you get the files ending in .tar.gz coz in the long run you'll have much less hassle with them! I would also suggest that you sit down and read the README file that comes with them (well, it's on the same download page
) very carefully before you even attempt to install the drivers - there's no InstallShield for Linux, so you will need to be sure of what you're doing.
The three version of Linux you speak of are:
Red Hat Linux UP - stands for Uni Processor, a single CPU.
Red Hat Linux SMP - stands for Symmetric Multi Processor... 2+ processors
and RHL BIGMEM - Something to do with the amount of memory your computer has! Not quite sure why you'd have this...
The boot failing on eth0 could be due to many things... if you have a LAN and you already have a DHCP (auto-configure IP address thingy) setup elsewhere, and you have this machine setup to be a DHCP server too then things will clash. Firstly, do you need networking?