After a weekend of tweaks and attempts, I managed to install Ubuntu on my new HP 6710b.
Its now working like a charm, but only after consuming a full weekend of troubleshooting... It did not work out of the box.. as I originally expected.
The graphics card was something neither Ubuntu, nor Fedora could handle out of the box. So, I had to install Ubuntu Feisty Fawn using their alternate CD (NOT live CD). And, then spend time configuring various things..including :
- S-ATA hard disk
- Intel X3100 graphics controller
Bear with me till then.