Help required on dual booting windows and linux on my HP pavilion notebook
I have a HP Pavilion dv2025tu notebook.
It has the following configuration :
Processor : Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz
version : x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
current speed : 1730 MHz
cache size : 2048 KB
Installed memory : 512.00 MB
OS : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2
Hard disk : 100 GB
Integrated web cam , Bluetooth, Wireless LAN(Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection - Packet Scheduler Miniport), Card reader, integrated microphones, DVD-RW.
Video card :Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family
Sound card : Conexant High Definition Audio, Bluetooth High Quality Audio from WIDCOMM
USB controller : Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CA
Now i am interested in installing Linux OS on my notebook, but without un-installing pre-installed Windows OS as i need that also.
I have the following questions to ask about :
1. Is my laptop capable enough for installing linux on it.If yes, then i have following questions :
1.1 Which flavour of linux can/should i install and how?If there are any tutorials/articles regarding with proper steps then please give me a reference of them also.
Also if you can make me aware of on what basis a person should choose a particular linux OS flavour, it would be a great help.
1.2 If i have a successful dual boot of windows and linux on my notebook then will my all the functionalitites work properly, like my wireless internet access, bluetooth, integrated camera and microphone, sound after installing linux or i will have to make some work-arounds TO MAKE ALL THE FUNCTIONALITIES WORKING.
2. If no, then can i make my laptop capable enough for installing linux on it ? If yes then please let me know how?
Hoping a postitive reply soon from this community.