Originally Posted by NITRO1250
I am going to have to give it a try. Xubuntu failed. It didn't like the CPU and wouldn't even get past the bootloader. Thanks for the suggestion!
It is highly unlikely that any distro would fail because it "didn't like the CPU" however it is very likely that a 10 year old chipset and BIOS will have funky ACPI or even APM implementation. It is very common that such machines need to have "acpi=off" added to the bootloader. Some LiveCDs have this as a menuitem while others simply give you an edit box or a prompt where you can add the option. You may have to poke around to find how to add this but you will very likely need to disable ACPI at the very least or it will hang.