I have been a ubuntu user for some time. Until that system killed my hard drive. As i found out, most, if not all, linux distrubutions, has problems with correct handling of hard drives. The problem is: linux parks disks too often, hence thay get damaged. More on the subject here: http://kakku.wordpress.com/2007/10/29/s-m-a-r-t-parameters-for-hard-disk-possible-ubuntu-bugs-with-handling-laptop-hard-disks-laptop-hardisks-being-killed/
Any info on how is hard disk in Laptop handled by Haiku?