HD noise with LINUX
...about 6 months ago, I took the plunge and, after fitting GRUB, changed to dual boot Debian (Sarge)/linux with KDE desktop and my old windows98 as legacy.
On the whole, very happy with debian, which I use for 95% of the time.
But there is one difference: with Linux, I get a fair amount of clunky noise, coming, I guess, from the HD, which seems almost totally absent on windows. It sounds like noisy disk access. although I could be wrong.
It's scarcely bothering, but one does wonder what is going on.