Because I wanted to have RAID I had to use the alternate install disc. I also decided to opt for the 64 bit version as well at this time. I can plug in a 32 bit live ubuntu and the internet works out of box. But on the 64 bit alternate HDD install dhcp gets no response. But the problem isn't really in dhcp I suppose as eth0 wont work with static settings either. It's like the card isn't working? Any thoughts?
EDIT: See the last post for a summary.