I decided not to spend anymore time on the Compaq trying to install Ubuntu Linux. The breaking point.. installing a wireless usb adapter. I came close and was able to install the device but try as I might It just wouldn't connect. My main goal was to get it up and running to sell. I wanted to be able to update it online. I probably could have got it to work eventually but I didn't want spend more time on it. I spent today reinstalling Windows 2000 and updating everything and posting on Ebay(see below). Perhaps I'll try Linux again on another machine but not this one.