I have just installed the Ubuntu version of Linuz on my HP DV8110us laptop.
New hard drive (320 GB) upgraded memory to two Gig as well.
( don't even know if that stuff matters)
anyhow I am having problems. It seams the problems might be with permissions. .. not sure
two errors so far- I listed the application and the resulting error in double quotes
""Not enough free disk space
The upgrade needs a total of 411M free space on disk '/'
Please free at least an additional 411M of disk space on '/'.
Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations using 'sudo apt-get clean'. ""
""Could not initialize the application's security component.
The most likely cause is problems with files in your application's profile directory.
Please check that this directory has no read/write restrictions and your hard disk is
not full or close to full. It is recommended that you exit the application and fix the problem.
If you continue to use this session, you might see incorrect application behaviour when
accessing security features.""
Also, when I reboot or shutdown from Linux I get a black screen with text. Not sure what all it says. But I have to hold down the power button to get it to turn off.