I am waiting for a 44pin to 40pin adapter to arrive from Badflash.com so that I can re-install Windows. In the mean time, while I am waiting, have been playing around with JailBait Linux. Prior to my wiping Windows from my HD, I downloaded a couple images of JailBait Linux and Dolly, so I can flash and try it out.
The flashing to the SanDisk works flawlessly, and a simple BIOS setting change gets it to boot without any problems...except one: My TRENDware USB 10/100 Ethernet adapter is not recognized by Jailbait Linux. I tried a couple different things without success, and eventually, just tried plugging it in while the initial configuration script was running (you know, when it prompts you to create a username and supply root passwords, etc.) Anyway, when I plug it in, it says that I plugged in a USB device that it doesn't recognize. Maybe I have to wait 'til it's completely configured and then try to plug it in? The adapter is a TRENDware USB 10/100 Ethernet adapter, and uses a Pegasus chip.
I'll try contacting TRENDware, but if you have any suggestions, please let me know.
One other newbie question: Let's say I set up the initial configuration to not do networking. I forgot what is the command to later invoke network configuration (after write-enabling the SanDisk). Wny clues or is it strictly a manual editing process?