Just a follow up. I really appreciate your taking the time to help me out.
Sadly, I never could get any of my live-CDs or -DVDs to ever boot up again,
though I tried many times, even in compatibility mode. Tried Elyssa KDE CE
and the Main -- Felicia (forgot to try Daryna KDE CE -
-- I have the live-cd).
Oh well, it's an old, not very beefy computer.
Not to denigrate Mint (I <3 Mint!) or to be an other-distro fan-grrl here, but I got
pclinuxos installed and also got the BIG UPDATE done (Hint: do the BIG UPDATE via CLI,
not GUI, if pclos is your bag). That'll do me for now, at least until I get around to
installing another memstick into the old desktop, or...
...or, I may be getting due for another lappy soon-ish.
The video on this Dell Insp. is dying.
I'm thinking about a Sager. Have this Dell fixed, and give the old E-Machines desktop
to a friend. Keep pclos on the Dell + use it for a test machine. Mint the new lappy.
Anyway, I'm still thinking minty thoughts. Thanks again for your help.