Hello. I have a little problem. I recently formated my hard drive and planned on dual booting XP and linux (probably Debian), however my XP will not connect to the internet. Everything worked great before the format.
I know it's not the ISP, NIC, or cabling because if I install linux (Ubuntu was my first test), or run a live CD (using Knoppix right now) the same computer gets on the net.
I've tried every possible thing I can think of. The settings that SHOULD work are currently set to autodetect IP, DNS, etc. I've disabled all the extras at one point or another, and have removed my second NIC to lessen Micro$ofts confusion.
For example, when installing with both cards, Windows 'could not figure out which NIC to connect to the internet with.'
I've since removed every OS from the drive, and restarted with just XP, one NIC, no connection sharing, bypass every other node on the network (directly connected to the cable modem).
XP does see the network however. If i search my 'Network Places' the computer shows up.
Anyone have any thoughts? I don't mind running linux, but it would be nice to have the old 'reliable' system back up while i'm learning the finer details of linux.