Compaq Evo Intel P4 512 Needs Distro.
I have an older Compaq Evo N610c. Has a P4 Intel and 512MB of Ram. Now the kicker I think there is an issue with the media drive on it (DVD). I had an install of Pentoo on it for a long time AWESOME loved it. Now I have grown to want updates of some software so on so forth. I am wanting to install a different OS on it but not sure where to go with it. I like all the penetration apps in pentoo but that is not distro specific. I have now tried Arch (My prefered distro at the moment), Gentoo (Prior prefered), and a few others symbian, Chakra, and Crux. Some I get I/O errors on. Gentoo fails out at Kernel R/W error creating initramfs.img. Some say not enough memory for Gui installer try text installer has issues finding devs. I am about to unfortunately try to install Ubuntu good distro just have grown out of it. I basicly want an awesome distro to install into this thing fairly eaisy and have it be stable. I work on Linux based servers all day so I really dont want to put to much time into a portable dev just to check email. Any suggestions on a distro for this box? Please no DSL! ;)