After a few failed attempts due to my own errors, not DSL's, I finally have a completely new OS on a much used P1 - 233 MMX with a mere 64 mb ram. For years I've heard of and read about Linux and how confusing and difficult it could be.
Well No more. DSL put a breathe of new life into this well used old machine. I'll be setting it up on another similar machine I've kept in the closet for some time now. This is definitely the wave of my future systems.