I'm back... I tried to reinstall OpenSuse 11.0 again after I wiped out the previous partitions in the hope that it would automatically detect my PCI network card, but it didn't work.
I looked at Knoppix, but I wasn't sure exactly what to download (their was a lot of files, but I didn't know which one/ones to download)? Can you send me a link to an excutable file that I can put on a CD and use it to boot up on my computer? If I get this to work, then I will probably need more help trying to move the files over to OpenSuse. I also tried to "ping", but was unscuccesful at either try. See below.
I also tried what jay73 said about trying the static IP address. It gave me the error message "Cannot access installation media". I looks like it is trying to access opensuse.org?
If anyone else has any other ideas I would greatly appreciate them. Thanks.
linux-vknp:/home/kbaker # /sbin/ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1A:70:15:AB:2E
inet6 addr: fe80::21a:70ff:fe15:ab2e/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:4697 errors:1 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:1
TX packets:28 errors:4 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:8
RX bytes:321028 (313.5 Kb) TX bytes:6408 (6.2 Kb)
Interrupt:19 Base address:0x9000
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:2360 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2360 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:192884 (188.3 Kb) TX bytes:192884 (188.3 Kb)
linux-vknp:/home/kbaker # /sbin/route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
127.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
linux-vknp:/home/kbaker # cat /etc/resolv.conf
### BEGIN INFO
### END INFO
linux-vknp:/home/kbaker # cat /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth0
linux-vknp:/home/kbaker # PING www.1.google.com
bash: PING: command not found
linux-vknp:/home/kbaker # ping www.google.com
ping: unknown host www.google.com
linux-vknp:/home/kbaker # ping 126.96.36.199
connect: Network is unreachable