I'm trying to find a nice, low requirement Linux distro for my beat up old Dell Optiplex GX1. (450mhz pIII, 384mb ram, 20gb hdd) After some searching I found Vector,
I downloaded the 5.8 live cd, burned the ISO and it wouldn't get past loading /udev, then went back and checked my md5 and realized my mistake again. second try on download also got wrong md5 return, so I went with 5.9 live cd. this downloaded with the correct md5, and will allow two current systems to boot just fine.
When attempting to boot the GX1 to this disk, it will load the cd, give me the "f1 for help or enter to boot" screen, then no matter if I choose enter, or one of the specified drivers/modes from the f1 menu, the display just reports, "out of scan range." The system video card is the integrated ATI Rage Pro
I know the system hardware is fine since it runs XP (slow, but without error), and the only knoppix disk I had around worked fine as well. Is there something I can try to get this to boot before moving on to the next 'low resource' distro?