My sister has an emachine T1090, with a 900mhz Celeron processor and 128 megs ram (yikes). She was crawling with Win XP and a highly fragmented hard drive (30%). I talked her into trying linux since, even if I defragment her drive, she is still going to crawl with XP. I put the live CD in (gnome-Elyssa) and and to my dismay, it wouldn't boot all the way. After a few mintutes it starts to load the desktop, and then freezes when it gets to the crash screen (the one that sometimes comes up on the live CD). Once it showed the words on the crash window but most of the time it was just a white box on a blank destop. I tried pressing ctrl-alt-backspace, to no avail. I ended up tucking my tale and doing a clean install of XP, to get rid of all the crap she never uses that came pre-installed on her pc but I would have preferred Mint.
After all that, my question is can Mint run on her system - 128 megs ram, and 900mhz Celeron? Is there a non graphical installation that I could do? She also has a Vista laptop that will need to share her printer (Lexmark 2600 series) through the network.