of trying to install debian. I hate when you google for something and all that turns up is your own posting about the problem. I am sure I have tried to get linux onto the box a few dozen times. the friggin’ netinstall is completely not stable (which it really is) and the best I did so far was to make a few partitions with partman (the most instable part of the install) …. plus I killed my windows because I thought it was the original use of the old windows fdisk (without large disk support) that kept me from success. wasn’t.