Linux on laptop problems..........
I recently bought a new laptop (Advent 5401 with vista), i have most versions of linux (puppy, mandriva, ubuntu, kubuntu, suse... etc) i have md5 checked all disks and are ok. some install ok/dodgy. But ultimatly there is a problem connecting to the internet on any of them.:mad:
When on kubuntu the terminal programme will not let me sign in as SU. i have read through many forums and noticed people having the same problem (TYPICAL NOOB PROBLEM) and found out that the password does not appear to type in... i have read to just ignor this problem and carry on typing password as if its there.. but still !AUTHENTICATION FAILURE! so im stuck on kubuntu.:mad:
After restarting the machine and now using suse i can access the terminal SU and do various other checks... but still no internet connection.:mad:
(there is not a problem with my network as i have 3 other PC's and 2 other desktops using linux (of sorts) and another desktop using windows xp and are all connected without a problem)
Could there be a problem with the network card running with linux??
Could vista still have its claws in the MBR preventing anything from running smoothly??
i am completely lost on what to do now......
i have a friend here that uses linux (of sorts) and has never come across a problem such as this.
Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated!
ASSUME I HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF LINUX!