Cannot do any part of installation

I have an old windows 98 computer with 256 mb ram, ten gb hard drive and I tried using the live cd to install the os but I could not. After the welcome screen, I have chosen the opensuse 11.0 choice and also the failsafe choice and once the opensuse desktop comes on, the desktop never loads. Any suggestions are worth trying.

Try a different distro
Your PC is too old for Suse 11

Try
Puppy Linux

Most people use it direct from the cd, but you can install it. I will go like lightning.

Or a version of xubuntu would be a bit more complete

Or maybe a minimal installation of opensuse 11 with xfce. It is in dvd iso if you have no dvd in your machine use the net install. Do a search for howto.