Thanks for the help but I have, for the moment, given up on Puppy and am trying TCL (Tiny Core Linux). I am having some trouble installing JRE on it so I may revisit Puppy.
However, the ISO checks out with MD5 and 'cmp' so I'm not sure what to make of it. The ISO was burned as an image to the CD but as I said it does boot up to the prompt but after hitting enter it reads for a moment then displays the error. Since all my other installs with other distros work, except for poor performance which is why I'm looking for a low memory distro, I have to believe it is either a problem with the ISO or some hardware incompatibility with this particular distro.
Last edited by gw1500se; 11-30-2010 at 10:25 AM.