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    Some serious questions after hdd-install......

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    Yesterday i did a hdd-install of Knoppix 3.6 and until now everything worked fine. At least i thought so.

    Now there are several questions coming up, where i need some help.

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    I got 2 Harddisks, and the layout is as following:

    HDD1:
    Windows XP (hda1) - NTFS
    Partition (hda2) - NTFS
    Partition (hda3) - NTFS
    Partition (hda4) - NTFS

    HDD2:
    Backup Partition (hdb5) - FAT32
    Linux/Knoppix (hdb6) - ext2/3

    I wrote the boot settings into the mbr and everything works fine.

    What, if i'd like to uninstall Linux and like to format this drive again?
    Are the entries in the mbr still existent? And if so, how can i get rid of that then without affecting my XP partition? Or can i just format the partition and reinstall Linux then?

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    Then i would like to know, where and how i can change the boot delay at the startup when i choose my OS? It's just too fast now, i even can't read all of the stuff there.

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    And now the more serious questions:

    When trying to run "netcardconfig", then it comes up with an error message, that there is no ethernet card found in the system.

    I got a 3Com Gigabit NIC 3c940 onboard solution.
    lscpi -v showed me that:

    Code:
    0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02) 
            Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc. P4P800 Mainboard 
            Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0 
            Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M] 
            Capabilities: [e4] #09 [2106] 
            Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 3.0 
    
    0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82865G/PE/P PCI to AGP Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode]) 
            Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 64 
            Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64 
            Memory behind bridge: fc900000-fe9fffff 
            Prefetchable memory behind bridge: dff00000-efefffff 
    
    0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI #1 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI]) 
            Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc. P4P800 Mainboard 
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16 
            I/O ports at ef00 [size=32] 
    
    0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI #2 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI]) 
            Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc. P4P800 Mainboard 
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19 
            I/O ports at ef20 [size=32] 
    
    0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 20 [EHCI]) 
            Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc. P4P800 Mainboard 
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23 
            Memory at febffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K] 
            Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2 
            Capabilities: [58] #0a [20a0] 
    
    0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode]) 
            Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0 
            Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=64 
            I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff 
            Memory behind bridge: fea00000-feafffff 
    
    0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Bridge (rev 02) 
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0 
    
    0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) Ultra ATA 100 Storage Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP]) 
            Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc. P4P800 Mainboard 
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18 
            I/O ports at <unassigned> 
            I/O ports at <unassigned> 
            I/O ports at <unassigned> 
            I/O ports at <unassigned> 
            I/O ports at fc00 [size=16] 
            Memory at 20000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K] 
    
    0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02) 
            Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc. P4P800 Mainboard 
            Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 17 
            I/O ports at 0400 [size=32] 
    
    0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV35 [GeForce FX 5900XT] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA]) 
            Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.: Unknown device 9370 
            Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16 
            Memory at fd000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M] 
            Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M] 
            Expansion ROM at fe9e0000 [disabled] [size=128K] 
            Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2 
            Capabilities: [44] AGP version 3.0 
    
    0000:02:05.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c940 10/100/1000Base-T [Marvell] (rev 12) 
            Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc. P4P800 Mainboard 
            Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22 
            Memory at feafc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K] 
            I/O ports at d800 [size=256] 
            Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2 
            Capabilities: [50] Vital Product Data 
    
    0000:02:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies Inc. ICE1712 [Envy24] PCI Multi-Channel I/O Controller (rev 02) 
            Subsystem: VIA Technologies Inc.: Unknown device d634 
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 23 
            I/O ports at df80 [size=32] 
            I/O ports at dfa0 [size=16] 
            I/O ports at df60 [size=16] 
            I/O ports at df00 [size=64] 
            Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 1 
    
    0000:02:0d.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 0a) 
            Subsystem: Creative Labs SBLive! 5.1 Digital Model SB0220 
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 21 
            I/O ports at df40 [size=32] 
            Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1 
    
    0000:02:0d.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 0a) 
            Subsystem: Creative Labs Gameport Joystick 
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64 
            I/O ports at dfe0 [size=8] 
            Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1
    so the NIC is there.
    then someone gave me a link where i could download the linux drivers for this NIC, but now i have a compressed archive and have no clue what to do with it.

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    If you got some ideas, any help on these questions would be highly appreciated.
    thank you in advance.

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    ok, after some research i was able to install the NIC drivers by myself and after i did "netcardconfig", everything seems to be fine now and the NIC is successfully recognized by the system.

    what are the next steps to connect to the internet?

    im using ADSL, 1 MBit, german Telekom.

    please need some help...

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    k, another issue fixed.

    my connection is running...




    anyway, maybe you got some answers to the other 2 questions?

    sorry for beeing annoying.


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    About the formatting and MBR stuff...

    If you need to delete the linux partition and you want to restore your old MBR, boot up with the windows installation CD and run the "Recovery Console". When you've loggen into your system through the Recovery Console, type "fixmbr" and the prompt (without qoutes). It will ask you if you want to write over your current MBR, just press 'y' and then press Enter. That should get rid of the boot loader that may have been installed to you MBR for linux.

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    thx very much @ modulus.



    and how is it possible to change the boot delay time at the place where i choose my OS?

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