OK, a friend gave this to me, so no worries. it's a Celeron M 1.5ghz box, 256mb RAM (2 slots, one empty), no wifi card (has a miniPCI slot, I checked), 40gb hard drive, 15" screen, and, judging from the sticker, windows XP. When I hit the power key, I get a flashing amber light, but no boot. I get a different flash when there is no battery in it. There is a reset button on the bottom, and I have hit it a couple times, no change.
any help? I came across a yahoo answers post, but it was closed, with no relivant answer. Shame, as the guy had the exact same problem. it's a nice piece of kit, has a Altec Lansing sound system, intel graphics, but it should run linux with no trouble. it has 2 PC card slots, and I have a spare linksys wifi card from a failed experiment, so that will go in there in a minute.