Originally Posted by Timeless Rogue
Give Ubuntu 8.10 (an excellent Debian-based OS) a try ... I've been using it for more than a few years it's been great for me on two laptops and three desktops ... current lappie is an HP dv9000. Or take it a step further and go for Ultimate Edition 2.0, an Ubuntu 8.10 derivative running on a double espresso topped off with a dose of steroids! Both very user friendly easy installs with super hardware support and excellent help from Ubuntu and the user forums. You won't be sorry ...
i wish to thank you for your support and response...i have finally installed fedora core 9 64bit edition on my lappie....i would certainly give ubuntu a try as proposed and would be reporting you my results and observations...
meanwhile i am trying out fedora for a while....by the way the issue was not linux it was God damned vista whose bootloader had some trouble wont let other OS install somehow..now i have installed freebcd which gives me a third party bootloader and i can now boot both OS together....