I chose Puppy Linux 3.01 and burned a CDROM. I’ve got Nero 8, so that part was a snap.
When I booted the CDROM, I got a much better result than for Ubuntu:
and then it popped up this:
Looked like it was rolling. Next was the Video wizard:
And then after choosing XORG I got this:
The BD has a limited Video chip. It supports 1600x1280x16, but I needed 24bit color at least for photos. But it turns out that this works fine. And then you get a friendly Test Dialog:
and the test was fine… Two CTRL/ALT/BACKSPACEs to get back to the wizard and
All was well.
Now the next part is installing Puppy on the CF flash card.