I decided to try Ubuntu, finally. I downloaded the .iso and burned it to a cd. I changed the boot order and tried to fire up my older HP Pavilion dv500 with Vista Pro. I get a square box with the following: err 6 ip43F4 F.7 I tried hitting escape and got: Boot: Any thoughts? I'll try another download and burn in case that may be the issue. I plan to try it as a 'live cd' to see if it's something I can learn and use.