I've tried Mandrake 7.0 and SUSE 6.4, and can only get a text version of
Linux running on my PC (Tiny Pentium III 600Mhz, the Chipset and
graphics are Intel 810). It has a 17Gb HDD which is now back to being
Primary running Win 98 Sr2. Ideally I would like to split this into 2
(approx 8Gb each for Win98 & Linux). I can Partition magic this okay,
although Boot Magic v1 has a problem, when I select Linux, it just keeps
rebooting. When I did have it working, as I say it was Text only.
Even the install programs are Text based, YAST2 according to the manual
I have should be graphical, but it does not come up as shown. I use the
graphical version of YAST.
Mandrake does not have the monitor in the list, every option I try the
screen looks too big.
I am unsure if because the machine is so new, the Linux installs do not
recognise the hardware.
Has anyone managed this successfully on a similar specced machine, or is
it worth me trying another version of Linux (Corel, etc)
Thanks for any help.