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rty
Hello,

Iíve been trying to revive an old computer, but Iím having a lot of problems booting almost every linux distro i tried (all lightweight). When the computer tries to boot from the CD, I either get a ISOLINUX error or the computer completely freezes.
The only distro Iím able to run is Damn Small Linux and only the version that uses the SYSLINUX bootloader. I think the problem is that the BIOS does not support current bootloaders.
I would like to know which other distros still support old bootloaders like SYSLINUX or if there is anything else I could do.

Thanks
michaelk
Not much to go on...
Can you provide some information about your computer? i.e hardware, amount of RAM etc.

rty
The computer is a intel Celeron MMX 333 MHz with 192 Mb (64 + 128) of RAM a 4 Gb old HDD and a 40 Gb HDD I just added.
It originally came with win98.

michaelk
What distributions have you tried?
antix would be good choice.
rty
Besides damn small linux (using SYSLINUX and ISOLINUX) I tried antiX, puppy, feather and one or two more that I canít recall right now.
The only on that worked was damn small linux using SYSLINUX.
michaelk
Not sure what the problem might be due to.
tinycore might work.
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