Re: (Newbie) Knoppix.
On Sun, 2 Mar 2003, Brian Durant wrote:
> Yes, it worked with Win 98 SE, until I erased the hard disk. I erased
> the hard disk because too many bad, local techs had been mucking around
> in it. The computer simply needed a clean install. I thought I would try
> something different like Linux. I have tried Mandrake 9, Xandros 1, SuSE
> 7.3 and now Debian 3 rev. 1. While it would in principle be a relatively
> simple matter to re-install Win 98 SE and get the system working, there
> is the problem that the Fujitsu-Siemens Celvin is an EasyPC, with not
> legacy ports. The floppy is a third party USB floppy drive and can not
> be used to boot from and for some reason it won't boot from an original
> Win 98 SE CD that is not a special Fujitsu-Siemens system CD. The
> computer was purchased in Finland and a Finnish system is of no use to
> us. The only way to re-install Win 98 SE is to do a network install,
> which I don't know how to initiate and complete and I can't get Linux to
> work at this point either, so my daughter is not very happy about me
> having erased her system, even though it didn't work well.
> I don't believe the problem is the cable itself, though I haven't tried
> to run a 25 meter cable through the house, as I had the same problem a
> year ago, when I partitioned the computer into a dual boot Mandrake 8.1
> and Win 98 SE system. Win 98 SE could get an IP address with dhcp
> without a hitch, but I was never successful with getting the ethernet
> card to work with Mandrake. I assume the problem must be with the SiS
> 900 driver, but have never been able to pin anything down.
Have you tried other network cards?