yup, first try with RH 8.0, new hard drive just for it, got only as far as it checking my hardware, then it stays on that black screen with the blinking cursor! I then tried RH 7.3, got it to start then all of a sudden it froze, blue screen with messages--"install exited abnormally-- received signal 11-- sending terminator signals" and then it says it is unmounting!!! I have read that signal 11 means memory issues-- I have a 256 and a 512 stick- could that be the problem? Or, could it be my video card--Integrated Intel 3D AGP?? Any help would be reallllllyyyyy appreciated!