Thanks for that
Well I will download it again and this time burn the image to the cd at 4x not 24x.... maybe that is the problem.
But it is annoying, incidentally what would be a good graphics card to buy to install in an AGP slot . I do have PCI slots but I here that they are hard to find now days.
Good AGP slot cards are hard to find these days, and you have to know which
AGP slot you have. Check this link, in the section Compatibility
You need a card with the proper keying to your particular slot.
That said, both nVidia and ATI have dropped support for some of their earlier AGP slot cards recently, deeming them "end of life" so it's kind of a crap shoot. I found a new, still in the box, nVidia Ge-Force 6800 GT AGP slot card for my 2002 Compaq, which was given to me to strip parts from. The cost was US $50.00, but as it was my only cost for the entire machine, I bought it. That was about three years ago, and a capacitor blew after about 1 1/2 - 2 years use. That was common for all cards produced at the time, due to improper electrolyte used by one capacitor supplier to the industry. The on board GPU is no longer supported by nVidia, and I have not found a decent replacement for that card to date. Thus the following.
I recently rebuilt my main machine with a new MB, 4 core AMD CPU, and 16 GB DDR3 RAM. What I replaced was a MB with 2 core AMD CPU and 4GB DDR2 RAM. The new hardware combination was actually cheaper than that needed to upgrade the existing MB to the same CPU and RAM capacity.
My plan now, is to scrap the old Compaq AGP slot MB, and recycle that 2 core hardware into the Compaq case, (it's a very nice, well built case) making it a much faster unit with a, now standard, PCI-e video slot so any future video card replacement will no longer be a problem. Overall, this was the most economical way to upgrade my main machine and still have a usable backup machine, which the Compaq no longer was.
Don't give up on the on board VIA video just yet, we may yet get it working. If not, then look for a still supported in Linux AGP slot card. If that too proves to be a major problem, be prepared for a complete system upgrade.
Low cost AM3+ socket motherboards with DDR3 RAM and on board graphics, coupled with lower end 2 core AMD CPUs are very affordable, and will still be a vast improvement to what you have now. The biggest problem would be finding a MB with an IDE controller for your present hard drive. There are still some out there, but they are getting rarer these days. My present MB is SATA only, the older MB has only one IDE controller.
Most new boards that do have an IDE controller have only one, so only two IDE devices allowed. They usually have 4/6/8 SATA controllers available also, being as any future hard drive, or optical drive, purchases will surely be SATA drives. There are also, still available at reasonable cost, IDE controller (RAID) cards that fit PCI slots, should one be needed. I just purchased one for US $36.00 with 4 controller sockets for up to 8 IDE devices.
Don't take this the wrong way, I'm not trying to push you toward something you don't want or need. It's just that I went through the whole thing of trying to keep the old hardware going, last November, and all things considered, (especially me being on a fixed income) it still proved more economical, and practical, to just abandon the hardware that was no longer properly supported, from both the hardware and software viewpoint. All of the above is just food for thought, before you spend any money for something that may not actually solve your immediate problem.