I have an old computer with an AMD Sempron 2500 1.7GHz Processor and 512MB ram. I am trying to build a simple NAS for my home office.
I downloaded the Debian Small CD file amd64 and i386, burnt them to CD and tried to boot from them. After a few minutes, nothing happened. It just sat there on a blank screen. I am familiar with the windows installer how it says "Press any key to continue...." when you try to boot from CD.
So I was thinking that I might be using the wrong small cd file. But which one do I use?
I am very new to anything other than Windows. I found this wonderful guide on how to setup a NAS, but it seems to be way over my head at the moment. http://versia.com/2009/11/nas-debian-lenny-raid1-encrypted/ So please talk slow and use little words :)
Any suggestions for a linux newb would be great.