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How are you attempting to connect to the internet?
I got it... There was a second Ethernet port on this PC and it worked.

I have Ubuntu on the flash drive and installed but the PC will only run Ubuntu with the flash drive. I can't get it to recognize the HD.
 

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Is there a hard drive attached and is it recognized in the BIOS?

Are the data (to the drive and controller) and power cables connected and snug?

What is the make and model?

If yes to the first two questions then lets see if Ubuntu see the drive as well.

Boot to Linux and open Terminal and type the following command the press Enter (you can copy and paste the command).
hwinfo --disk
Copy and Paste the information into a post
 

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BIOS did not see the HD. This is now my next issue with this PC. I know it did the last time I was messing with it tho. This machine is driving me CrAzY !!!

I will find some old HD's in my stash of parts and see if I can get them to work.
 

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What Sata port # is the HDD connected to?

When you boot linux from the USB drive does it see the DVD drives?

Try connecting the HDD to that SATA cable.
All connections are good. The DVD drive does show in the BIOS. I will try connecting the HD to the DVD cables and see what happens. I also tried connecting an external HD via USB and it did work. I hope resetting the BIOS works.
 

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It is always preferable to connect the system hard drive to sata port 0, but if your bios can see the hard drive you should be able to install an operating system to it.

The sata ports numbers are listed in all motherboard manuals, and most motherboards also have the port numbers printed next to each sata port.
 

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Now which Operating System are you wanting to install?
Will this be a dual boot system?
What size is the HDD?
How old is that HDD and have you tested it to make sure that there are no issues with it?
Honestly would not put Linux on it if you are going to sell it.
 

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It's up and running!!! Thanks for all the help! Now to sell it!!! I don't like Ubuntu... Windows is so much better.
 

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Now which Operating System are you wanting to install?
Will this be a dual boot system?
What size is the HDD?
How old is that HDD and have you tested it to make sure that there are no issues with it?
Honestly would not put Linux on it if you are going to sell it.
I put a 500gb HD in it and I put Ubuntu on it. I don't know much about Linux.
 
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