I was pleasantly suprised today finding out that my laptop runs x in knoppix just wonderfully. I have heard so many config nightmares with laptops and x that i did not really have many hopes. Anyhow, i digress.
I would like to get linux up running on this laptop, but i have a couple of requirements that will need to be met first.
1. Partitioning software- Can i run somthing like qtparted from knoppix to repartion the drive? Is Qtparted safe, or is there a better free/Open source alternative. I Need somthing free, (exactly why i'm using linux). I need to dual boot because i want to have the option to use my win partion if i need too. I have lots of space, atleast compared to what is on the knoppix cd.
2. Power Managment- Aside from my current wonky battery issues, i need to be able to get into a low (no) power mode with drive power down for transport, that comes up quickly because i need to use it often and move often (School notes). the APM gets wonky on Knoppix (Drive errors), but that may simply be because it is a removable drive.
3. I will not be using kde or gnome: Too heavy on rescources. I think xfce or icewm will suit me perfectly.
4. a distro that does not need to be Uber small, however does need to be under like 2gigs.
Anyone else ever attempted a linux laptop and what did you get out of it? Does it work fine, or what? I know they are out there.... but i want some user to user feedback.
Oh and its a 266M, with 64mb of physical ram, and 2mb of video ram.