Let's make this simple. When I was testing Windows 8, my Ubuntu installation got...urm...screwed. My OpenSUSE 11 installation was apparently unharmed, but a few days later, it started asking me for a root login (this has never happened before). I've tried everything from the default 'tux' to 'linux', but to no avail. No one has access to my computer when I'm not at home (requires password), so over-the-shoulder is not an issue. So I purged both from my HDD, and now only Win7 resides on it.Neither *nixs' CDs load now. Huge scratches on them, courtesy of Amber. I've googled a lot, but results were unsatisfactory and inconclusive. So here it comes: What I need: A small distro that can load into the RAM from a Live-CD or USB disk. I have 2 GB of DDR2 RAM. A GUI. For obvious reasons. You suggestions are appreciated.