I have a hard drive ....sitting in my laptop case. I put Ubuntu (Hoary Hedgehog) on it, and every application looks fine, but it just won't network. It's an old Dell inspiron 3800, and I'm using an old Sony Ericsson GC79 nic. I don't even know where to start. It was easy enough to install, everything: sound, keyboard, monitor...works with the exception that even during the install networking had to be skipped, and not because of the card I'm now using, but because, it seems it couldn't find the port (it's an old laptop; uses PCI for external sound cards and nics) it was looking for an ethernet port, and I didn't know what to tell it. I think I'm gonna need the kind of help that'll leave you shaking your head about me, but I think that help is worth more than my pride right now. Flame me if you absolutely must, I'll understand, but please, give me a clue so I can finally stop using this Windows drive.