slackware not booting a gui
Hi, i have a 233 mhz 64 meg frankenstein-beast from a few years back. After countless attempts to get one of the many linuxes working on the dual hard drive system(1.55 and 1.09 gig), i tried Slackware and to my surprise, it almost worked.
What i have is a computer that says it has kde, gnome, and x installed but it ends up with some kind of problem(it wont tell me exactly what) in a big box made of *s at which point it tells me to hit control-d to login as a single user or to enter the root password.
When i hit ctrl-d, it reboots and when i login as root, it tells me that it is read only and i can not change anything. I want to use kde but i want to be able to switch from one to another to learn which is best.
I do not mind reinstalling the os, i have done it four times before, each time trying something different but getting the same result. I have a 64 meg swap on hda and hdb, a 100 meg boot on hda1, and i use the remaining space on hda for root and space on hdb for /usr/local. Any help would be appreciated.