I am a total newbie to Linux so please be patient if I come across as totally stupid.
I have decided to try to dual boot my 2nd PC using linux and windows XP. Windows is already installed and I am looking to install Suse 10.1 on a free, empty partition. Before going ahead with the installation I decided to try Suse out in live mode but I have run in to a problem in that I cannot access the internet with it.
I have had exactly the same problem when trying out Knoppix in live mode, my internet connection was also totally dead. Obviously the internet works perfectly with Windows so I am trying to find out how to get the internet working on linux.
I use NTL cable broadband and unfortunately NTL only provide technical support for Windows and won't get involved with Linux problems. Until I know how to get the internet working I don't think it would be wise to go ahead and install Suse.
My home network is a ntl:home 200 cable modem with an ethernet connection to a wired network router, this router is then connected to the ethernet ports of the 2 PCs on my home network.
Could anyone please tell me in layman's terms how can I get my NTL cable working with Suse 10.1