Specs are Toshiba Satellite 2770XDVD - PIII 650 MHz - RAM 128 MB - HDD 12 GB - DVD - Savage/IX.
There is more RAM there now - can't remember how much, but I topped it up to max some years ago.
Right now I can't get it to do the same thing twice.
I have been through the whole process multiple times.
First I load a Toshiba recovery disk for Win 78, 'cos this re-partitions and formats the HDD. (I'd love to find a utility that I can just download and run, like a boot disk just with a partition/format utility on board??)
Then I put iso disk in drive and re-boot. I have created this iso disk several times in an attempt to rule out disk failure, on new disk and even tried a DVD, I've used different burn utilities and verified the disk - but the load of PCLinuxOS always seems to fail at a different place.
I can't see that the hardware is duff 'cos Win 98 loads and runs perfectly everytime - buy I confess to being pretty lost at the moment.
Any thoughts would be welcome - I'm in Cornwall, UK - very different timezone to you guys perhaps?