Followed Stryder's advice (thanks again!!). Used Lindows as a GUI installer for Debian. Most things went ok (had a problem with Synaptic so did not use it - did everything from the command line and that worked fine). Giving me a chance to try out Debian (on my backup HD) before/if it goes to the main HD. I notice it picked up my sound card but unable to get sound thru the system at all. Any suggestions?? Thanks in advance!