to get around the nic problem i just put in an old spare nic i had here. then i just installed via usb key to get around the cdrom issue. the cdrom is now recognized, the onboard nic isn't though. thx matt -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-bugs-dist-REQUEST@lists.debian.org with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org .