Work was throwing it out – it is a PII 333MHz with 256MB RAM and a 4GB HD.
I thought it might make a good linux box.
I can get it to boot Knoppix 3.9 – however the install to CD option failed.
I picked up the Mandriva Linux magazine from WHSmiths.
Mandriva installs OK.
Unfortuantely it was unable to get the graphics driver to work.
After a quick look around I found the /etc/X11/XF86Config file, once I had set the
screen resolution down to 1074 x 768 then kde could start.
OK it was not a working out of the box that it should have been – but for an older system it was not too difficult to configure.