Dell Vostro 200

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This turned out to be very unreliable. The best answer seemed to be to start over by installing Ubuntu 7.10.

Install Ubuntu 6.10 on Dell Vostro 200

CD-ROM not detected on installation

Go into BIOS (f2 when booting) and select "Integrated Peripherals". Find "SATA Mode". By default it is set to "IDE" -- change this to "RAID". That may not make sense, but this will allow Linux to see the CD-ROM.

Can't find network hardware

Download the Intel PRO/1000 Gigabit Ethernet drivers (a tar file with e1000 and igb drivers).

 e1000 driver page