Thanks, the Slackware site gives me some hope, and I may give this a try. - Ian
John Wheeler wrote:

> ian wrote:
> > My Red Hat Linux 7.2 doc says its probably compatible with any computer built
> > within the last two years, so I have my doubts. I may try it as a last gasp,
> > though - thanks.
> >
> > Ian
>
> I did not recognize your machine model, but can offer this experience:
> out of the box, the default configuration of Red Hat 7.2 would not load
> on a intel 486 machine I have.  I believe you can force it to work by
> installing the correct kernel...rpm files, which are provided.  But, I
> did not go to that trouble as I found the standard configuration of
> Slackware 8.0 loaded and ran without messing with it.
>
> I am not using any graphics on the machine, but it does fine otherwise.
>
> John