So I finally have my new hardware and im all set to install my new core. I have Kubuntu 7.10 loaded, however, it does not see any NIC's.
I got the source code for the drivers, and compiled it. placed the driver in the /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/kernel/drivers/net/
folder and did a depmod and modprobe.
Linux picked both of them up and they are functioning. In the KNetworkManager, both are recognized as "Intel Corperation Unknown (0x10de)" or (0x10d3) depending on the NIC. One is onboard the MB and the other is a PCI-E 1x card.
Im still rather new at Linux, but learning quickly. I should be ok to proceed with the Core installation correct? I believe im good to go, but the Unknown in the name kind of threw me.
Im starting the install now, but if I goofed, let me know so I can get it sorted out.
edit: Thinking out loud now, how many people read my title and were thinking wtf dumb ass newbie?