You can try booting Linux from a live USB (I'm assuming you don;t have a...

You can try booting Linux from a live USB (I'm assuming you don;t have a CDRom drive on the netbook, most don't) to test your hardware for compatibility before trying to install Linux.

I've never used Magic Jack, so I don't know if it actually works w/ Linux, but you can Google for that, I'm sure.

Here's a link to directions on how to make a live USB stick running Ubuntu netbook remix. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UNR/Installation/Easy

Click Here!