After trying Ubuntu 7.10 and Mint 4 With no luck on my laptop I also tried Damn Small Linux. It did work but I found some annoying things about it I didn't like. So, I almost quit until I thought maybe there is other versions that will work. I found and had downloaded a Ubuntu 6.06 ver that I gave a try and it worked, at least the disc did. So I went for the install and it also worked, albeit not perfect, but I got it working and it is now downloading updates. This 6.06 is supposed to be supported through the next couple years. My laptop may not last that long. This gives me some time until I can get a computer built. The new one may not even get Windows installed if Linux works out. No questions yet, but I'm wondering why when I first booted it up in Linux, it didn't completely boot properly, so I switched to safe mode which checks the setup. It left me at a prompt and just set there. So I hit enter, it was kind of like doing that in DOS. So I thought why not try the word exit? I did and Linux loaded right up. Just kind of afraid to shut the thing off now unless I have to. I left it a double boot system for now, we'll see if I even have to return to Windows or not.