Sorry for the delay I had to sleep and go to work.
I eventually burned another cd and got it to install but had to clear out everything in the F5 command line and add res and refresh and hsync. it went to a text installer that looked way more like old dos so I guess it was at maybe kernel level? I dunno.
anyway once I got it up I changed the setting to include my video card etc, wireless was immediate by the way, it only did a non accelerated install, the accelerater screen comes up but wont let me click any thing except continue without acceleration bar at the bottom. GE force 2 5200 256. S I am running a very fast but no so fancy version of SL 3.2 right now. Any Guru magic for me?