What is a Very Basic Distro of Linux that i can run on an old pc (intel P2)?
Needs to be a Live CD . just need it to recover files from a harddrive
Oh yes - I forgot this one little devil. From my experience with it - I have never found any smaller GUI Linux that maintains the common desktop metaphor. If anything, DSL is the way to go for you.
Originally Posted by Spectre
SystemRescueCd is exactly what you need: http://www.sysresccd.org
It includes a program (for Windows and Linux) for writing and booting from a USB flash. I always have it handy :-)