The machine is an sis963(?) motherboard with on board sound, video, and network, plus a 3com(?) PCI NIC.
Processor is an AMD Athlon. When I run the live disk, it finds the PCI NIC, I looked at config(live) then booted installed(same disk), to manually config NIC, no dice. Also note I have static IP address, so DNS, and gateway should be same, right?