A while back I acquired a great little netbook, an 11.4" Acer as1410. I upgraded the RAM to 4GB and with a 250GB hard drive it's almost nicer than my previous full-sized laptops.
Previously I've always dual-booted all my Windows computers with Linux. I partitioned the drive and tried to install first Ubuntu Netbook then the full Ubuntu 10.10 version. Both install OK but hang with several hardware issues on reboot. I suspect it's because this runs on an Intel processor instead of Atom. I'm surprised since Ubuntu has never had an issue on a computer of mine before.
So now I'm wondering which distro is most likely to install without issue. In the past I've used Fedora, SUSE and Mandriva, but I wonder if those aren't a bit too much for a netbook. I'm just not sure at this point.
Any suggestions or similar experiences?