Hi Hootiegibbon, GuynotGuy_please, OP,and JohnBoy!
I tried (no quotes, mind ya) "ide-nodma, noscsi" and got through to the desktop, at the desktop I wasn't able to open the install icon to install phoenix. Couldn't open anything an after a few tries the mouse stopped moving, so, again, I thought I had filled a buffer.
Open the cabinet and found (1) stick of pc133, 128 meg chip.
Since the suggestion of the boot cheat codes seem to work, this gateway might need a little extra space (memory) to work. I not sure if one of my two friends who repair as a sideline has pc133, but I'll ask them first, before having you, gentle people go out of your way and time to send some that may be in town and available. But, I do really thank you for your generous offer. What a user group we have here on PCLinuxOS-Forums.
I was really happy to see it go to the desktop, ran it twice one without the comma to separate the ide-nodma from noscsi, and with the comma the LiveCD got all the way to the desktop. Smooth as silk.
I would create the partitions but I lack another blank CD. That may sound silly, not to have a few on hand, but I've been unemployed for a year, and with my medicines, my extra funds are pretty well all gone. I think I have a gparted, tho, and will try the partitioning via that, if the CD will run with only 128 for memory.
I like the phoenix look, and running it on my home machine as a LiveCD it should meet our needs at the church for an extra computer for folks to do internet and resumes. What a job the unique teams do with these distros, as an old M$ guy, I enjoy the KDE version,
but phoenix, from my short play with it, looks not only wonderful but useful.
Eveyone been great with this problem. My thanks to all involved.