Linux installation and recommend packages

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Joined: 2010/02/04

I'm having trouble installing linux on my laptop ubuntu (v. 9.04) hangs during the boot when it get to the dev bluetooth. The laptop is a sony pcg-frv26 P4 2.8 512mb pc2700. Already has oem xp home installed. So if i use another distro i need to resize the partition. I've been thinking about using the debian 5.04 business card iso to install then later dl my needed packages. Any suggestions? Partitioner? Distro? My main desire is to expose myself to some linux programming any suggestions where to start (eg. Python, C, Perl, etc)?