I started by putting Manjaro on a usb stick, Computer would see the stick but but not the distro on the stick. I used dd to put manjaro on the stick. I then but Manjaro on a DVD this the computer saw, so I installed it. Went to try and use Manjaro it was slow just like I was on the telephone modem when I lived in Hawaii 20 years ago.
Next I tried Sparky Linux 5.5 lxqt Based on Debian testing I did not find this gui friendly I mean 3 different steps just to get to FF Could not put any thing that I normally use on the upper panel. There is no way I could use this. So I tried PC Linux and found no Grub so after 3 more different distro installs all with no Grub I went back to my old cure it distro ubuntu 10.4 loaded it then cured the grub problem. Then I put rebillin 3.5 on and I am using it till I find something that I like.