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Old 11-29-2014, 01:32 PM   #1
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Hello guys,

I want to switch from Windows 7 to Linux. I attempted to do this once but I ended up with all my files lost (young and restless). This was because Linux Mint didn't recognise my network card so I panicked and reinstalled Windows. So, my question is... do I need to change my Network Card, which is an ASUS NX1001?

L.E.: Oh, also... if I am here already... will my external NTFS HDD Seagate Expansion Drive be recognised?
 
Old 11-30-2014, 11:08 AM   #2
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I don't think that card will work. This discussion from 2012 described it as a "useless antique" and the attempt to get it running ended in failure.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2083471

The Asus page you can download drivers from from mentions no version of Windows after NT (!) and the Linux driver is for version 2.6 — kernel 3 came out in 2011. The fact that the old Windows driver works for you is no promise of success, for Windows does backward compatibility in a way that Linux doesn't.

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Old 11-30-2014, 02:40 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by thewombat View Post
Hello guys,

I want to switch from Windows 7 to Linux. I attempted to do this once but I ended up with all my files lost (young and restless). This was because Linux Mint didn't recognise my network card so I panicked and reinstalled Windows. So, my question is... do I need to change my Network Card, which is an ASUS NX1001?

L.E.: Oh, also... if I am here already... will my external NTFS HDD Seagate Expansion Drive be recognised?
I would just change the card in the post from link above, the end result was that the OP, while having 2 network cards aliased a working network card to attempt getting the other card working, thereby having no working network cards.
 
Old 11-30-2014, 06:00 PM   #4
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