There's a Light version called Lubuntu that fits on a cd. After installation you can add and remove programs to fit your need. Check it out => http://lubuntu.net/
I've been tasked with installing the latest Ubuntu Linux version on an old HP Pavillion 8562 currently running Win98 and I'm having a lot of trouble. I've downloaded the 32-bit version of Linux but I can't think of how to put it on the PC. It doesn't fit on a CD, and the machine isn't networked in any way. I tried putting it on a thumb drive, but the PC can't see the drive because it's missing the drivers. I don't even know if a PC this old can run Ubuntu. Any advice?