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Yeah, I am totally lost in the Linux World and will be needing as many "hand-holding" tutorials as possible!
I had purchased an Apple Mac Mini 2 months ago, but after 10 days of use,I returned it back for a refund, and recently tried to perform a Linux Mint 8 install on my Gateway MT6821 laptop with "crap-sta" installed, and was completely intimidated and unable to connect to the Internet..and had to do a FULL Factory re-install of "crap-sta" just to be able too feel comfortable computing again!
Having NO LUCK in finding a newbie tutorial on "experimental" Linux Installation on this Gateway MT6821 (before putting it onto desktop PC)...any help in here for me, PLEASE??!
Regarding the internet connection, are you using wired or wireless? If the latter, do you have access to a wired connection? Most wireless issues are easily resolved. There are a number of wireless cards that require extra non-free firmware to work. If you have a wired connection, it's usually a quick fix to install.
To help troubleshoot that, we need more info on the exact chipset of the card. From a linux live CD or install, open a terminal and type
Post the output.
Otherwise, here is a very thorough guide to install Linux Mint 8. My only issue with it, is that the author recommends installing a huge amount of redundant software. Multiple media players, CD/DVD burning programs, etc. A bit of overkill, in my opinion.