I have an old Dell Inspiron 630m with Windows XP and I want to put some Linux distro on it. I have tried Ubuntu 12 but it did not work (nothing happend). Downloading older versions is slow. I am not a nerd (only wanabe) so I'm afraid of installations that are more complicated than Ubuntu. But the old laptop is a great tool for messing up so I ask you, which distro should I try and how can I get it.
I went for Debian (Crunchbag looked nice but too big step for me from Ubuntu). I deleted Windows in GPARTED but now I'm missing firmware,
ipw2200-bss.fw. How do I add it to my dead laptop?