I burned the Damn Small Linux (DSL) ISO to a CD, placed it in the drive, restarted the machine and told it to boot from CD in the boot menu. This method worked for Ubuntu, but not for DSL. I get a blank text screen for a few seconds, then the "Windows XP did not start correctly" menu. When I tried Ubuntu (and KUbuntu, for that matter) I just put in the disk and restarted the computer. I didn't even have to use the boot menu. The only difference is that I burned the DSL CD on a different computer because my burner stopped working. There are hundreds of files on the download mirrors, but I'm all but certain I've got the right one. It's called "dsl-3.4.2.iso". I have an HP Compaq BIOS, that's all Everest will tell me. My motherboard is an HP d530 CMT (DG769A).