That was definitly a problem, though I don't know why it would turn off after a few minutes on its own before a system restart. All is good but it has only been about ten minutes. Hopefully it will continue to work.
How do I configure this to restart on boot?
Thanks for you help, it has been a rough couple of days learning text only linux and I was almost about to really start "kicking my linux box around". Its only a p3 450....... makes for a quick install