Total Linux newbie here, so bear with me.

I want to install Debian alongside Win98SE on a machine with 450Mhz Pentium III, 256MB RAM, 13GB hard disk. I've read through the installation manual on the Debian site, but I still have a few questions.

1. Is it possible to use the network install CD with a USB ethernet adapter (Linksys USB100TX) or will I need to burn the full CD set?

2. Currently I have Windows installed to a single FAT32 partition. I want to install Linux to a seperate partition and preserve my Windows system (for now). Do I repartition with the Debian installer or do I need to repartition before booting with the install CD?

Thanks for any help.