Joined: Oct. 2006
||Posted: Oct. 08 2006,20:56
I have a old Acer TravelMate 507DX laptop running windows 98SE which is one step away from being a door stop.
I decided that it would be a good way to learn about Linux before it finally bites the dust. After a bit of research DSL looks suited to its modest size. Processor 466Mhz Celeron, 160 MB RAM, 4GB HDD.
I have downloaded and burnt a CD with "current.iso", "dsl-3.0.1.iso" ,"dsl-3.0.1-syslinux.iso and in desperation "dsl-3.0.1-emdedded".
The BIOS is set to boot from the floppy disk 1st, then the CD and finally the HDD. Every time, though, the computer boots straight to Win 98 - never been so stable!
I then tried extracting the embeded file to a seperate "Linux" directory and running the bat file. All I get is a window which opens for maybe a second then nothing. I tried running the gemu.exe file directly and all I see is a window with a script running, then nothing. It happens so fast I can't even press the "Print Screen" button in time to capture a picture.
What have I missed?
Please be gentle this is the first time I've ever had anything to do with Linux