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I bought my install-there are two installation cd's, i made a clean install, no partition- I have an ethernet card in my pc, but i am not able to connect to the internet with linux because my internet provider do'es not recognize Linux, I thought i would just download it and try to learn a little about it. But so far am not able to get it to boot all the way because it just stops after it says bringing up interface etho-failed--When i purchased the cd's --Mandrake 10.0- it said there would be no problems, Mandrake was the easiest to download.-But so far that is not true.--Thanks--
you could try having a look in your bios and see if it is set to plug and play if so try disabling it. If u can then boot up u can go to mandrake control centre >network connections>manage connections and disable hotplugging from there as has already been mentioned. What type of network card have u got?
As for ur isp not being compatible with linux... not many are in the fact that they don`t provide user help for linux related problems, in reality u should still be able to connect to the internet with them..... what type of system are u using to connect to the internet at the moment?