Just to warn everyone, I am most definately a Linux newbie.
I am interested in installing a Linux distro on my HP nc6120. I have no idea what is required to do this or if it will even work. Below is a short list of the functionality that I would need the laptop to have followed by a breakdown of my hardware specs. I am not to partial to any specfic distro, it really just needs to be usable and needs to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
All normal things (office, other development programs, etc.)
SD/MMC card reader drivers (i don't think these exist)
Limited support for windows applications and games (browsing the WINE site this doesn't look like it would be a problem)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack: Service Pack 2
CPU Type : Pentium M 730, 1.6ghz
Motherboard Name: Hewlett-Packard 099C
Motherboard Chipset: Mobile Intel 915GM Express Chipset
System Memory: 503 MB
BIOS Type: HPQFlash for HP Notebook System BIOS
Communication Port: Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port : ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
Video Adapter : Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family (128 MB)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Audio Adapter: SoundMAX Integrated Digital
Disk Drive: FUJITSU MHT2040AH PL
Disk Drive : SD3 Device
Optical Drive: TSSTcorp CDW/DVD TS-L462A
C: (NTFS) 38154 MB (28038 MB free)
Keyboard: Quick Launch Buttons
Mouse: Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical
Mouse : Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad
Wireless: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Wired: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5705MA2 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Modem: Agere Systems AC'97 Modem
Printer: \\Home\HP DeskJet 930C/932C/935C
Printer: HP Mobile Printing PS
USB Device: Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical
If this isn't sufficient, product info can be found at
HP Product Info.
For the most part, I really can't be dealing with tons of errors and searching down this driver or that. But in any case, thanks a lot for the help.