After I tried to boot the FC2 CDs I burned, the PC locked up (appeared to) on /SBIN/LOADER. It doesn't really lock up, if you wait all night and come back in the morning you will see it made it to the Welcome screen. Well we just dont have weeks to grind the CDROM drive up, so here is your fix.

When booting up use the
'linux ide=nodma nofd'

btw, my laptop is p2-266 with 256 mb ram and 20 gig hd. using linksys wireless g wpc54g (pcmcia).