I have tried some distros of linux but only a few ever work (ubuntu and zenwalk are the only ones). All other distros I have tested (debian, my own rbuilder distro, and foresight) do not work. They never can detect my hardrive. I have a hp dv6000t laptop. I do not know exactly what kind of hardrive is but when I installed ubuntu it said my hardrive was "SCSI1 100 GB ATA ST9100824A5".