Just an idea - I've installed SLAX on my laptop and it's greta !
I used the new version - got the USB memory stick version and put it on that.
Then with the Slax USB version I booted my computer to SLAX and formatted
my hard drive. In a terminal I used cfdisk to make a 15 GB linux partition SDA1
and a 23 GB linux partition SDA2 - then a 2GB SWAP partition SDA4.
Then in the Terminal I made an XFS file system in SDA1 and SDA2- like this:
then change permissions on drives like this
#chmod a+w /dev/sda1
Then I copied the "SLAX" and "BOOT" folders from the USB stick to Partition 1 - SDA1
Then change directory to /dev/sda1/boot and run liloinst.sh
This will make SLAX on SDA1 bootable and install LILO to MBR.
Don't forget to change ROOT password from the default "toor" like this:
then set up a non-root user #adduser
I installed this yesterday and today I compiled Mplayer, QTparted for partitioning and Testdisk
for data recovery on it - all working perfectly.
You can find Slax Modules to install at: http://www.slax.org/modules.php
It's based on Slackware so you can compile many packages from source
There is also a Slax module which allows you to convert Debian packages to use in Slax. deb2lzm.
It is lightening Fast !!! on laptop and Everything works !!!http://www.slax.org/